Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Mesmerism "in Articulo Mortis."
(London: Short & Co., 8, King Street, Bloomsbury, 1846).
Originally issued as a modest pamphlet, this early edition of one of Poe's classic
horror stories was elegantly bound by an early admirer. Because the binding has been
severely damaged, a conservator will remove it, returning the item to its original
state of issue and retaining the binding as historical evidence of its use.
Proposed treatment: Remove pages from binding. Wash, deacidify and mend pages. Rebind
in limp paper cover and house in box with fragments of original leather binding.
Estimated cost of treatment: $835