Sunday, April 29, 2018

Poe 1910, Pt. 2

(Continued from Poe 1910, Pt. 1) 

THE RAVEN, ANNABEL LEE AND THE BELLS   (1910)

Continuing our look at an "Illustrated" book with 3 of Poe's most famous poems.

Second in line:

"THE BELLS"

John Rea Neill is probably best known for illustrating an entire series of OZ books by author Frank L. Baum.  Among his other projects was this book, whose existence I learned of only recently, and which, so far, I've only been able to find a relatively small number of images from.

Neill's art is light, flowery, intricate, and to my eyes, reminds me an awful lot of the work of modern illustrator P. Craig Russell !

Copies of this book are far beyond my budget, so I'm going to have to wait
until either a really cheap copy becomes available (as it did with the 1881
"THE BELLS"), or, for someone else to post hi-res scans of it online.

In the meantime, I'm posting what I have found...

ENJOY!

THE RAVEN, ANNABEL LEE & THE BELLS
cover by JOHN REA NEILL
     (The Reilly & Britton Company  /  Chicago, IL  /  1910)
"THE BELLS"  /  Version 2
art by JOHN REA NEILL
Page 80
Page 81
Copyright (C) 1910 The Reilly & Britton Company.

Scans of THE RAVEN, ANNABEL LEE & THE BELLS (1910) from the Books0977 Tumblr,
     Wikipedia,  Pinterest,  Ebay,  Heaven In A Wild Flower,
      and David Mason Books sites.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about John Rea Neill at Wikipedia.
See more John Rea Neill art at the John R. Neill.net site.
See more John Rea Neill art at the Pulp Artists site.
See more John Rea Neill art at the Ask Art site.
See more John Rea Neill art at the Illustrator's Lounge site.
BUY John Rea Neill books from Amazon.
BUY John Rea Neill books from Ebay.
BUY John Rea Neill books from Etsy.

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.

     Audio:
Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!

     Comics:
Read the Porter & Coates THE BELLS adaptation!
Read the John Rea Neill THE BELLS adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Louis Zansky THE BELLS adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
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!

(Continued in Poe 1910, Pt. 3) 

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