Poe, Edgar Allan; Neel, Alice (illus); Soyer, Raphael (afterword).
The Fall Of The House Of Usher.
New York: Limited Editions Club/Anthoensen Press, 1985. First Edition Thus. Loose Signatures. This is a set of loose signatures of Poe's classic tale printed by the Anthoensen Press on mould-made paper, designed by Ben Shiff and hand-set by Michael and Winifred Bixler. The bound copies were bound by John Isakovics in hand-marbled paper by Faith Harrison. Alice Neel died shortly before the publication of this volume and the images are dark and exceptional and include her stunning skull "self-portrait" (the last not present in the loose signatures). The printer brought blank pages to Neel to sign and she signed approximately 400 of them before she passed away. This copy is additionally interesting as it was a printer's proof from Anthoensen Press and is unnumbered. Signed by Neel and Soyer. Fine. Item #2635 Bright and unmarred. fo. 32pp. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Signed by Neel and Soyer. Unnumbered.