San Francisco: Arion Press, 1991. First printing of this edition. One of 26 lettered copies (this being Letter I) SIGNED by the artist, Arakawa, on the colophon page. A larger limitation of 250 numbered and signed copies was also issued.
Poe's last large work, a philosophical treatise, which was originally published only a year before he died. Minimalist and Conceptual artist Arakawa, who states that he was much influenced by this work, contributes 8 illustrations utilizing portions of Poe's text as a foundation. 120 pages,14-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches, in Monotype Plantin and handset Bodoni Book on English mouldmade T.H. Saunders Waterford paper. Illustrations printed from type and photo-engravings.
Fine in gray and rose Japanese cloth.
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