1852 Rare Illustrated Book - The Poetical Works of EDGAR ALLAN POE with a notice of his Life and Genius.
Author: Edgar Allan Poe.
Title: The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe: with A Notice of his Life and Genius, by James Hannay . . . and Many Illustrations, by E.H. Wehnert, James Godwin, F.W. Hulme, Harrison Weir, and Anelay. Complete Edition.
Publisher: London, J. & C. Brown and Co., no date (circa 1852).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages : 185 pages + ads.
Binding: Attractive and very good full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt. (Stamp of the binder on rear endpaper - Bound by Bone & Son, 76 Fleet St. London).
Content: Very good content (bright and tight, some light foxing - as shown, small gift note of a previous 1859 owner on half-title page, small stamp of a previous antiquarian bookseller on lat endpaper).
Illustrations: Profusely and beautifully illustrated by E.H. Wehnert, James Godwin, Harrison Weir, F.W. Hulme, and Anelay.
Estimate : (USD 300 - USD 450)
The book: Rare and attractive Victorian illustrated edition of the Complete Poems by Edgar Allan Poe.
The author: Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.
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