Lot 162 of 426:
Fall of the House of Usher Signed by Raphael Soyer  

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Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Fall of the House of Usher
Author:
Poe, Edgar Allan
Place:
[New York]
Publisher:
Limited Editions Club
Date:
1985
Description:

Illustrated with 2 color lithographs and an original etching after paintings and drawings by Alice Neel. (Folio) original marbled boards, spine and fore-edges in dark maroon morocco, spine lettered in gilt, publisher’s black cloth tray-case. No 1417 of 1500 copies printed at the Anthoensen Press.

Signed by artist Raphael Soyer, who contributes a two-page "Artist's Tribute" to Alice Neel (1900-1984), who was battling cancer, she was unable to prepare new images for this project, so four portraits and a painting were chosen from her work and beautifully reproduced by various complex methods.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Cloth case shows rubbing and fraying at ends of spine and corners of boards; ends of spine and corners of boards light rubbed; faint foxing on endpapers and edge of textblock; near fine in like case.
 
Item number:
307287
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