New York: Limited Editions Club/Anthoensen Press, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. This wonderful copy of Poe's classic tale was printed by the Anthoensen Press on mould-made paper, designed by Ben Shiff and hand-set by Michael and Winifred Bixler and 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 printer brought blank pages to Neel to sign and she signed approximately 400 of them before she passed away, though this copy lacks her signature. There are two extra Neel plates laid in.
Also included is a set of loose signatures of Poe's classic tale printed by the Anthoensen Press on mould-made paper, signed by Neel but missing the "self portrait". This copy is additionally interesting as it was a printer's proof from Anthoensen Press and is unnumbered. Signed by Neel and Soyer. Fine in Near Fine Clamshell Case. Tight, bright and unmarred. Clamshell case shows minimal shelfwear else bright and clean. Two lithographs and an etching by Alice Neel. Quarterbound with matching fore-edge in red goatskin leather , gilt lettering, hand-marbled boards. fo. 32pp. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Letterpress Limited Edition Club Letter laid in. Two additional color plates laid in. Signed by Neel. Item #7598