"THE BELLS" (1881)
There have always been, for me, 4 "classic" writers of the 19th Century whose work I've admired, mostly in film adaptations, but also in the original texts, and sometimes, in comic-books. They are Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe.
When I started this project back in October 2014, I never imagined I would still be at it 3-1/2 years later. And it continues to feel like I'm "just getting started". More and more stories have turned up, many of which I'm translating into English for the first time ever.
And then there's some really special items.
On August 20, 2017, I managed to get my hands on an original illustrated hardbound volume from 1881. This instantly became the single OLDEST book in my house, in my entire collection! The really remarkable thing was how little I managed to pay for this. The artwork, a gorgeous example of fine engraving, is so mind-blowing to look at, I just knew I had to get my hands on this, so I could do my own scans and share this treasure with anyone who finds my blog.
I'm beginning a new phase of this project here. For some reason, it reminds me of the time on "DARK SHADOWS" when "Barnabas Collins" used the E-Ching wands and mystically found his spirit transported back to the latter part of the 19th Century (1897). Just think, "Quentin Collins" was ALIVE, and a young man, when this book was published.
cover by ?? (Porter & Coates / Philadelphia / 1881)
Page 1 by R. RIORDAN
Here's one with black trim instead of copper trim..
with new a piece of art added.
THE BELLS (John C. Winston Co. / 1888)
Scans from MY collection.
Scans of various covers from the All Antique Books, Mink Books,
Virginia Memory, Dragon Books, and Ebay sites.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.
Read about THE BELLS at Wikipedia.
Read the poem at the Poe Stories.com site.
See THE BELLS Gallery of Illustrations.
Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
Read the Porter & Coates THE BELLS adaptation!
Read the John Rea Neill THE BELLS adaptation! (coming soon!)
Read the Louis Zansky THE BELLS adaptation!
Read the Juan Gomez THE BELLS adaptation!
Read the Bill D. Fountain THE BELLS adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
Don't miss the BONUS GALLERY of ILLUSTRATIONS up next!
(Continued in Poe 1881, Pt.2)