1876 Rare First Memorial Edition - Poems and Essays of Edgar Allan Poe (The Raven, Lenore, Ulalume, ...).
Author: Edgar Allan Poe.
Title: Poems and Essays of Edgar Allan Poe Including Memoir by John H. Ingram, Tributes to his Memory by Prof. Lowell and N.P. Willis; with the Letters, Addresses and Poems of the Memorial Ceremonie sat the Monumental Dedication. (Memorial Edition).
Publisher: New York, W.J. Widdleton, Publisher, 1876. (First memorial Edition according to Sabin 63534).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: clxxvi-270 pages + full-page ads at the rear of the book for other Widdleton offerings of Edgar Allan Poe.
Binding: Attractive and very good original decorated full cloth binding with an embossed raven standing on gilt Minerva's head on front cover (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece portrait, the illustration of Cottage at Fordham, Fac-Simile Letter, Monument, Frontispiece to Raven, and Fac-Simile Poem.
The book: Rare and beautiful Widdleton First Memorrlal edition of the Poems and Essays 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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