1860 Rare Victorian Book - The Poetical Works of EDGAR ALLAN POE. Illustrated.


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Author : Edgar Allan Poe
Title :
The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited by James Hannay. With Illustrations by E.H. Wehnert, James Godwin, Harrison Weir, F.W. Hulme, and Anelay. Complete Edition.

Publisher : London, Charles Griffin and Company, no date (circa 1860).
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5 "
Pages : 191 pages
Binding : Very good full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover. 
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean). Including a newspaper clip of 1870 with the Cannibal Flea poem -being a parody of Poe's Annabel Lee - insert within the rear endpaper - as shown)
Illustrations : Illustrated by E.H. Wehnert, James Godwin, Harrison Weir, F.W. Hulme, and Anelay. 

Estimate : (USD 125 - USD 250)

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.


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