1885 Scarce Book Set - The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Limited Illustrated Edition.
Author: Edgar Allan Poe.
Title: The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe With Biographical Essay by John H. Ingram. In Four Volumes.
Publisher: London, New York, Scribner & Welford; John C. Nimmo, 1884-1885. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Four volumes set (complete).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xxxix-362, vi-430, 394, vii-355 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good half morocco leather binding over matching marbled covers (hinges fine, gilt bright, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light staining or foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 14 original etchings, 3 photogravures, and an etched portrait of Poe.
Estimation: (USD 800 - USD 1000)
The books: Rare and attractive Scribner-Nimmo Illustrated limited edition of the Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. A rare find in any condition!
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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