1869 Scarce Victorian Book - The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Edinburgh Illustrated Edition.
Author: Poe, Edgar Allan.
Title: The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated by Waller H. Paton, John M'Whirter, Clark Stanton, C.J. Staniland, J. Lawson, and other eminent artists. Engraved by R. Paterson.
Publisher: Edinburgh, Alexander Hislop and Company, no date (circa 1869).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: viii-176 pages.
Binding: Near fine original Victorian gilt decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing mainly on the preliminary pages - as shown, including an 1890 gift note on an inserted free leaf - as shown). Text within a nice black-ruled border.
Illustrations: Complete with the 27 nice illustrations by Waller H. Paton, John M'Whirter, Clark Stanton, C.J. Staniland, J. Lawson, and other eminent artists. Engraved by R. Paterson.
Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies for sale worldwide).
The book: Scarce and Attractive Victorian illustrated early edition of the Complete Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. An exceptional copy!
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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