The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Calla Editions)
This stunning edition reproduces Coleridge's epic poem from a highly original version created in 1910 by Willy Pog√°ny. The Hungarian-born artist's interpretation of the strange and gripping tale, told by the sole survivor of a cursed voyage, constitutes a wondrously dramatic marriage of words and images. Pog√°ny's vision offers the print equivalent of a medieval manuscript, rich in sumptuously hand-lettered text, decorative borders, illuminated scripts, and numerous marginal illustrations as well as 20 full-page color plates. A handy, plain text version of the poem can be downloaded for free from the Dover website after purchase.