Miniature binding in sculptural stand. Full leather binding with brass clasp covered in black reverse pigskin. Decorated top and bottom edges. Gold-stamped label on spine. The structural stand, also in reverse pigskin, contains a recessed platform holding the miniature. Movement of the steel pendulum attached to the canopy allows the platform to raise, bringing the book into view.
Edgar Allan Poe. The Pit and the Pendulum. [N.p.]: Pixie Press, 1993.
Poe, Edgar Allan, “Takacs example,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 4, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1976.