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Frost, Martin (artist)

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Painting on the fore-edge of "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe." Image of the protagonist of Pit and the Pendulum is based on illustration by Arthur Rackham. The figure appears gaunt and terrified, clad only in his "wrapper of coarse serge." Standing at the rim of the pit, he is surrounded by ghoulish figures with their "demon eyes, of a wild and ghastly vivacity." Top edges are crowded with red-eyed bats and tail edges with rats. Painting is signed with monogram MF.

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Seidman Rare Books. ND2370.P64 A3 1899