TALES, by Edgar Allan Poe and W.A. Dwiggins - 1930 [Ltd. Ed.]


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by Edgar Allan Poe

illustrated by William Addison Dwiggins 

Limited edition. Chicago:  The Lakeside Press, 1930

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Patterned covers in gray and black cloth are mostly clean.  Corners at back cover are bumped.  See photos. 
  • Black spine has gilt text and decoration and is bright with softened ends.
  • Binding is strong. 
  • Pastedowns and feps have some moderate foxing, staining. 
  • Illustrations are bright and clear. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned, exhibits scattered foxing at text block edge, some illustrations shadows as at pg. 83.  See photos. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges are foxed, have gilt along head, show a little shelf wear at foot. 
  • PS2024.0612

495 pages. 5 x 7 3/8 inches

A very good copy overall of this stylish edition of Poe's Tales.  For this edition of 1000 copies, part of the R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company's "Four American Books" campaign, the Press obtained the services of W.A. Dwiggins, a well-established designer of print advertisements.  Dwiggins designed the book and created the illustrations for Poe's stories.  The overall effect is modern, understated, and stylish.

Printed under the supervision of William A. Kittredge at R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company for The Lakeside Press imprint.  One thousand copies produced.

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