Chester Creek Press


The Raven & The Philosophy of Composition
Edgar Allan Poe

This edition of Poe's best known work is based on a version published in the Saturday Courier of Philadelphia in 1846, two years after the original vesion was rejected by Graham’s American Monthly Magazine of Literature and Art in 1844.

The Philosophy of Composition, an esay in which Poe expounds on his methodology in writing The Raven, was first published in the April 1846 issue of Graham’s.

Printed letterpress from handset Centaur and Arrighi type on handmade cotton rag paper. Printing, binding, and paper making by Robert Walp at Chester Creek Press.

Illustrated by the printer, with a portrait of Poe adapted from a drawing by Anne Gregson. Illustrations printed from photopolymer plates.

22 copies, 6-1/2 x 10 inches, 38 pages.

$290.00 plus shipping

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