1859 Rare Book - The Poetical Works of EDGAR ALLAN POE with A Notice of his Life and Genius, by James Hannay. Illustrated.
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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, W. Kent & Co,(Late D. Bogue), 1859.
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) under a protective removable mylar cover. (stamp of the binder - Bound by Bone & Son, 76 Fleet St. London)
Content : Good to very good content (bright and tight, usual foxing mainly on some full page illustrations - as shown.)
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated by E.H. Wehnert, James Godwin, Harrison Weir, F.W. Hulme, and Anelay.
Estimate : (USD 150 - USD 225)
The book : Rare and attractive Victorian 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.