Edgar Allen Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum, book by John Gerard
An illustrated edition of a Poe classic
(John Gerard) The Pit and the Pendulum. By Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated by Thomas Rug. Rheinbach. 2005. 28p. 7.25″ x 9″. Printed on paper handmade by John Gerard in 12pt Garamond-Antiqua at the Copernicus Graphische Werkstatt, Alfter. Paper French folded. Open sewn binding with black linen spine and black thread, natural paper boards with black title on front. In a black linen dropback box with title in blind on front and spine. An edition of 25 copies, plus 5 artist’s proofs, signed by Thomas Rug and John Gerard. Fine.
First published in 1842, this is one of Poe’s best known works, illustrated here with new etchings by Professor Thomas Rug.