book-aesthete

Archive/RSS/Ask/Submit

"May blessings be upon the head of Cadmus, the Phoenicians, or whoever it was that invented books." -Thomas Carlyle

Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!

Special Collections: Fine Bindings ~ Fairies and Fairy Tales ~ Terror and Madness ~ Poetry ~ Food, Drink and Apothecary ~ Science Fiction ~ Illuminations, Lettering and Hand-Coloring ~ Magic ~ Supernatural and Occult ~ Alchemy ~ Science and Technical ~ Maritime ~ Costumes ~ Humor ~ Children's books ~ Legend of King Arthur ~ Americana ~ 18th Century ~ 19th Century

Authors and illustrators: Edgar Allan Poe ~ Jules Verne ~ Edmund Dulac ~ Kay Nielsen ~ Arthur Rackham ~ Edward Gorey ~ Charles Dickens ~ H.P. Lovecraft ~ William Hope Hodgson ~ Mark Twain ~ Lewis Carroll ~ Salvador Dali ~ George Cruikshank ~ Emily Dickinson ~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~ H.G. Wells

Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio (Signed Limited Edition)
Bernie Wrightson, Illust.

Christopher Enterprises, 1976. Limited edition, (12” x 16.5”), 8 full-color plates in pale yellow illustrated folder. A near fine copy.

Legendary horror artist Bernie Wrightson turns his eye to Edgar Allan Poe in this beautifully illustrated limited edition portfolio of eight (8) full-color plates measuring 12” x 16.5”, published in 1976 by Christopher Enterprises. One of 2000 copies produced, this being number 688, SIGNED by Wrightson on the inside portfolio cover. With a small bend to upper right corner of each print and the just the slightest of handling wear but otherwise in overall excellent condition, bright and clean throughout. A rare limited edition portfolio touched by the wonderfully strange mind of the legendary horror illustrator.

  1. sherl-art reblogged this from book-aesthete
  2. pooniepants reblogged this from arcaneimages
  3. searchingformystory reblogged this from mylittleghoulie
  4. tinababeh reblogged this from skylers-shit-out-of-luck
  5. electricjunk reblogged this from arcaneimages
  6. skylers-shit-out-of-luck reblogged this from mylittleghoulie
  7. mylittleghoulie reblogged this from arcaneimages
  8. urzb reblogged this from arcaneimages
  9. draodoir-mna reblogged this from ladymelancholy
  10. ladymelancholy reblogged this from arcaneimages
  11. tosyrwithlove reblogged this from arcaneimages
  12. arcaneimages reblogged this from book-aesthete
  13. becauseimagangsta reblogged this from book-aesthete
  14. grotesque-gardens reblogged this from book-aesthete
  15. balloonhoax reblogged this from book-aesthete
  16. noctopolis reblogged this from book-aesthete
  17. kikeduh reblogged this from book-aesthete and added:
    Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio (Signed Limited Edition) Bernie Wrightson, Illust. Christopher Enterprises, 1976. Limited...
  18. onlucidwings reblogged this from book-aesthete
  19. beyondthefourth reblogged this from somethingsocharming
  20. laliachezo reblogged this from book-aesthete
  21. the-lady-in-blue reblogged this from book-aesthete and added:
    Sir Edgar Allan Poe has my deepest admiration and respect. Bernie Wrightson was able to capture the essence of his...
  22. katmk reblogged this from book-aesthete
  23. briantamase reblogged this from book-aesthete
  24. deedeevee reblogged this from book-aesthete
  25. bulgarskaroza reblogged this from book-aesthete