1901 Rare Book -The Roycrofters Edition of the Poems by Edgar Allan POE (The Raven, Lenore, Ulalume, ...)

$145 USD

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Author : Poe, Edgar, Allan
Title : Poems by Edgar A. Poe Done into a printed book by the Roycrofters East Aurora.
Publisher : East Aurora, NY, The Roycrofters, 1901. First edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 9.5 " X 6 "
Pages : 49 pages + unpaginated pages.
Binding : Very good brown suede flexible binding; moray silk endpapers; gilt titles to front; gilt top edge  (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean)
Illustrations : Illustrated with a fine frontispiece portrait of Poe with original tissue guard. The title page with a decorative border by Samuel Warner, enclosing the title and also a woodcut portrait of Lenore.

Estimate : (USD 150 - USD 350)

The book : Rare and Nice edition of the Poems by Edgar Allan Poe published and printed by The Roycrofters. - Roycroft was a reformist community of craft workers and artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States. Elbert Hubbard founded the community in 1895, in the village of East Aurora, New York, near Buffalo. Participants were known as Roycrofters. The work and philosophy of the group, often referred to as the Roycroft movement, had a strong influence on the development of American architecture and design in the early 20th century. 

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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