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Ligeia

Inspired by a homonymous short story by Edgar Allan Poe, the illustration depicts the heartless heroine Ligeia drawn in pen and ink. On the back an inscription handwritten by the author: “In the excitement of my opium dreams (for I was habitually fettered in the shackles of the drugs. I would call aloud upon her name, during the silence of the night, or among the sheltered recesses of the glens by…