1899 Rare Victorian Book - Poems by Edgar Allan POE (Altemus Edition)

$85 USD

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Author : Poe, Edgar, Allan
Title :Poems.
Publisher : Philadephia , Henry Altemus Company, no date. (circa 1899).
Language : Text in English
Size : 7 " X 5 "
Pages : 205 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good content (bright and tight, some foxing and staining - as shown, gift note dated 1903 on first endpaper)
Illustrations : Illustrated with a nice frontis color illustration and full page black and white illustrations.

Estimation : (USD 75 - USD 150)

The book : Rare and attractive Altemus edition of the 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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