Creating rare, handcrafted letterpress books at Pegana Press since 2009.
"The Conqueror Worm" was first published in 1843 and subsequently woven in to the story Ligeia in 1845. Ligeia later became part of Tales of Mystery and Imagination editions, the most well-known being devilishly illustrated by Harry Clarke. A recently rediscovered manuscript copy of the poem was used to reflect the original content, punctuation and signature of Poe with his middle name abbreviated.
Printed letterpress with hand-set Optima and Gothic Copperplate type faces on Heavy French paper.
Shipped flat in archival bag and backing. 7 x 15 size.
Strictly limited to 60 hand numbered copies.