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POE, Allan Edgar: HAVRAN.
Transl. Kamill Resler, three full-page aquatints, title-page vignette and initials Marcell Stecker, hand-setting and page layout Jaroslav Picka.
Praha, Jaroslav Picka, 1943, [1954].
4°, no paging [24]. Loose sheets, orig. cover.
One of [65] unnumbered copies. Handmade paper and handmade cardboard. - Three full-page aquatints signed lower right in pencil. - Cover nearly intact,
loose leaves intact.

Allan Edgar Poe ( 19. January 1809, Boston - 7. October 1849, Baltimore )
American romantic poet, novelist, literary theorist and essayist.

Selected bibliography:
1827, Tamerlane and Other Poems.
1829, Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems.
1831, Poems.
, Maelzel's Chess-Player.
1838, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.
1838, How to Write a Blackwood Article.
1839, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.
1841, The Murders in the Rue Morgue.
1843, The Mystery of Marie Roget.
1843, The Black Cat and Other Stories.
1844, The Purloined Letter.
1845, The Raven and Other Poems.
1845, Tales.
1846, The Philosophy of Composition.

Marcell Stecker ( 28. November 1924, Praha )
Painter, draftsman, graphic artist, illustrator, teacher.
Study: UMPRUM, Praha, prof. Frantisek Tichy.
Membership: CFVU.
Selected Solo Exhibitions: 2005, Autorska vystava ak. mal. Marcela Steckera, Regionalni muzeum v Koline.
Selected Group Exhibitions: 1945, Vystava studentu vytvarniku, Umeleckoprumyslove museum, Praha; 1965, Ilustrace a grafika knih Mlade fronty, Galerie Fronta, Praha; 1969, Materidouska a Slunicko vesnickam SOS, Mala galerie Ceskoslovenskeho spisovatele, Praha; 1978, Soudoba uzita grafika, oborova vystava, Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera, Praha; 1979, Nejhezci detem - prehlidka kniznich ilustraci nakladatelstvi Albatros za rok 1978, Dum umeni v Opave; 1981, Oborova vystava uzite grafiky, Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera, Praha.
Selected Literature:
2005, Slovnik ceskych a slovenskych vytvarnych umelcu 1950 - 2005 (XV. St - Sam)

Jaroslav Picka ( 30. January 1897, Praha - 26. June 1957, Praha )
Printer and private publisher prints.

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