The Old Print Shop

The Mask of the Red Death - A Fantasy.

  • ARTIST: Federico Castellon

  • PUBLISHER: Aquarius Press, Baltimore.


    DATE: 1969.


  • DESCRIPTION: Edgar Allen Poe, illustrated by Federico Castellon. 70 pages, 16 color lithographs, all signed in pencil by the artist. Folio, brown & black linen with gilt stamped spine. In slip case. Signed in ink on the colophon page.<br><br> From the colophon:<BR> "This edition of The Mask of the Red Death is the first publication of the Aquarius Press. The text is set as it appeared in the first edition, published in Graham's Magazine in 1842. There are 500 copies in the principal edition, numbered and signed by the artist on this page. A special edition of twenty-five copies numbered I-XXV contains an additional suite of the 16 color lithographs, signed and without text, plus six additional original color lithographs created as marginalia, all individually signed. Ten copies of the regular edition numbered, A-J are reserved for the collaborators.<BR><BR> The lithographs were drawn on the stones by Federico Castellon and printed under his supervision at the Atelier of Edmund and Jacques Desjobert in Paris, France, on Rives BFK paper, in 1968. The book is designed by Bert Clarke and the text set in Monotype Walbaum and printed by Clarke & Way in New York City. The binding is by Russell Rutter Company. <BR><BR> Editorial direction: John Ross and Jacob Landau."

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed in ink on the colophon. Inscribed "D" and "To John and Claire, affectionately Fred." Each print in the book is signed in pencil.

  • CONDITION: Overall good condition, minor damage on bottom spine area, possibly dropped, the book is still solid and very clean.