Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “The Gold-Bug” (Text-02-p1), Dollar Newspaper (Philadelphia, PA), vol. I, no. 22, June 21, 1843, p. 1, cols. 6-7, and vol. I, no. 22, June 28, 1843, p. 1, cols. 6-7 ,


gold-bug, woodcut engraving

“Finding the Treasure,” woodcut engraving, based on the illustration by F. O. C. Darley

Dollar Newspaper, June 21, 1843

gold-bug, original ink wash by F. O. C. Darley

“Finding the Treasure,” original ink-wash sketch, by F. O. C. Darley, 5 3/4 x 6 3/8 inches.

Formerly in the Schiek Collection of the Delaware Art Museum, but sold at auction about May 1997 and currently unlocated. (The sketch was last displayed at the museum, May 4 - June 18, 1978, in an exhibit of the work of F. O. C. Darley. It appeared again at a sale by William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals, Chadds Ford, PA, on June 6, 2006, item 535, with an estimate of $200-300.)





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