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The Raven and Other Poems: Poe, Edgar Allan

Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by Wiley and Putnam, New York (1845)

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About this Item: Wiley and Putnam, New York, 1845. First edition in book form of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," the single most famous American poem of the nineteenth century, first published earlier that year in the New York Evening Mirror (under Poe's own name) and The American Review (under a pseudonym). Partly inspired by the early lyrics of Elizabeth Barrett (later Browning), to whom he dedicated this volume of poems, Poe composed "The Raven" in trochaic octometer, with a deranged musicality all his own. The elements are familiar even to those who don't read poetry: the "midnight dreary," the silk-curtained chamber, the raven perched upon the bust of Athena, the relentless refrain that drives the narrator mad. "'Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! / Leave my loneliness unbroken! - quit the bust above my door! / Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!' / Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore.'" Even before publication, Poe knew he had a sensation on his hands. When a friend described an early reading of the poem as "fine, uncommonly fine," Poe responded: "Is that all you can say for this poem? I tell you it's the greatest poem ever written." Poe's fame only increased with the appearance of contemporary parodies like "The Owl" and "The Polecat": a contemporary recalls, "'The Raven' became known everywhere, and everyone was saying 'Nevermore.'" The publication of "The Raven" paved the way for Wiley and Putnam's publication of Poe's Tales, the collection that introduced his pioneering detective fiction to a wider audience that same year. BAL 16147. A near-fine copy of a landmark in American literature. Octavo, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: [6], 91, [1]. Early twentieth-century full russet calf, boards single-ruled in gilt, raised bands, black morocco spine labels, spine single-ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Handwritten slip tipped onto second fly leaf noting "inner gilt dentelles by Zaehnsdorf." Lacking original wrappers, half title, and ads. Joints expertly repaired, a few light scratches to lower board. Seller Inventory # 1001883

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The Raven. And Other Poems.: Poe, Edgar Allan

Poe, Edgar Allan

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About this Item: Wiley and Putnam, New York, 1845. Rare first edition in book form of Poe's famed work. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands. In very good condition with some light foxing and usual wear. BAL 16147.     The Raven is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". The poem makes use of a number of folk, mythological, religious, and classical references. Biographer Hervey Allen: The most important volume of poetry that had been issued up to that time in America. In this little volume the weary, wayworn wanderer had successfully reached his own native shore in the realm of imagination" (Grolier, 100 American 56). Poe considered "The Raven" to be his finest poem--indeed, he was quoted as saying it was the finest poem ever written. Seller Inventory # 111538

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The American Review: A Whig Journal of: Poems By Edgar

Poems By Edgar Allen Poe, Quarles, William Wallace, Opionions Nicholas Machiavel Etc, Blank Endpapers, with Index, 2 b/w Frontispiece Drawings Engraved By T. Doney, Illustrated in B/W

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About this Item: NY Wiley & Putnam, 1845. Hard Cover. No Jacket. First Edition. Hardback NO DustJacket Issued, MAGAZINE bound into Hardback , Stain Title Page, Interior nice condition light Wear, FOXING, Cover Brown Leather at Spine & Tips with Marblelized Boards, Spine raised Bands with Red & Gold Gilt says Poes The Raven, First Edition, 1st printing, 1845, The American Review, which was magazine, Cover Fine Condition, Interior is VG/VG- Condition wtih FOX stains on some pages & few Pencil marks, 656 pgs, Approx 5 34/ X 8 3/4 inches, with new endpapers. Water mark to top left corner of early pages, including title page. Pages 120 to 136 (not containing any Poe material) have been neatly removed. . on pg. 143-145 "The Raven" (first version, 1st Edition , 1st Printing of Raven by Poe, using Pesudonym Quarles ), This is the accepted first version as it was set in type from the manuscript. Elegantly bound in moDeRn calf spines and corner with red labels with gilt lettering and marbled boards, This volume also contains poes Some WoRds with a Mummy (first printing), page 363; Valley of Unrest, page 392; The City in the Sea, page 393; and WALT WHITMANs The BOy Lover, page 479, And The Death of Windfoot, page 639., It is likely that Poe himself helped to write the introductory text. Why Poe choose to publish the poem under a pseudonym is uncertain, though it was apParently a general preference for the AmericaN Review. Quarles is presumed to be a reference To Geoffrey Quarles, who wrote Emblems. Poe may have intended the pun on quarles. Seller Inventory # 23323

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The Raven, Eulalie-A Song, The Facts of: Poe, Edgar Allan

Poe, Edgar Allan

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About this Item: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Two volumes. Vol. I, January-June 1845; vol. II, July-December 1845. In vol. I: The Raven (p.143) and Some Words with a Mummy (p.363). In vol. II: Eulalie-A Song (p.79) and The Facts of M. Valdemar's Case (p.561). Vol. I and II: Thick quarto half red morocco over marbled boards. Spine with raised bands and gilt geometric patterns in compartments. Vol. I: Light foxing to the preliminaries and fore edges. Vol. II: Light foxing to the preliminaries and fore edges, front inner hinge open. Very good, uncommonly clean copies. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. Seller Inventory # 1610043

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The Journal of Julius Rodman [in:] Burton's: Poe, Edgar Allan

Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by William E. Burton, Philadelphia (1840)

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About this Item: William E. Burton, Philadelphia, 1840. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First appearance of Poe's classic tale of "The Journal of Julius Rodman" published in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine. The book is in great shape and is bound in contemporary 1/2 morocco over marbled boards with light wear to the edges. The pages have some discoloration expected for a book that is over 150 years old. The pages have NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this scarce edition. Seller Inventory # ABE-1480312776134

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THE RAVEN in THE AMERICAN REVIEW: A: Poe, Edgar Allan

Poe, Edgar Allan

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About this Item: Wiley and Putnam, New York, 1845. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Beautiful, extremely informative and entertaining 8-volume set. First ever printing of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe printed on page 143 under the pseudonym "Quarles." This pseudonym was in keeping with the American Review s practice of publishing poetry unsigned or under a pen name. Also includes Poe's story "Some Words With a Mummy" (363-370), and the poems "The Valley of Unrest" and "The City in the Sea" (392-3). Set in type from Poe s manuscript, The Raven was first printed in the American Review in January 1845 (issue dated February, 1845) and struck an immediate chord with the public and was reprinted in magazines and newspapers throughout the country. Includes bound volumes 1-8, 1845-1848 of The American Review: A Whig Journal, published monthly. Each volume with marbled boards w/moderate rub, black conditioned leather spine wrap, gilt spine titles, moderate shelf wear relevant to age. Half-bound in contemporary leather binding and corners. Pages good; some with fox, toning. Antiquarian owner's name to several title pages, some with initials, few with brief pencilled notations. Six volumes measuring 5 3/4" x 9" and two 6" x 9 1/4"; each apprx. 1-2" thick. The American Review was vibrant, comprehensive intellectual and entertainment media, in addition to being a source of opinion and information. It was cultural expression in the largest sense. The American Review contained articles of various lengths and subject matter; true to Whig form, however, the longest articles developed philosophical, religious, and historical themes in detail, or else, provided in-depth biographical information on the leading statesmen of the day. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall. Seller Inventory # 019182

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The Purloined Letter, The Journal of Julius: Poe, Edgar Allan

Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by Carey and Hart, Philadelphia (1835)

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About this Item: Carey and Hart, Philadelphia, 1835. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions of three stories "The Purloined Letter" "The Journal of Julius Rodman" and "A Manuscript Found in a Bottle" This collection of three books has a story by Edgar Allan Poe in each book. The Purloined Letter appears in the book "The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1845" The Journal of Julius Rodman story appears in the book "Burton's Gentleman's Magazine" and A Manuscript Found in a Bottle story appears in "The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1836" The books are in very good shape with minor wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with minor discoloration. A wonderful collection of three Edgar Allan Poe stories that appear in scarce publications. Seller Inventory # 000283

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The Raven, Illustrated with Biographical Sketch of: Poe, Edgar Allan

Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by W. Jennings Demorest, 838 Broadway, New York (1870)

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About this Item: W. Jennings Demorest, 838 Broadway, New York, 1870. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. First Edition. First separate American edition. No date; circa 1870. Printed by W. Jennings Demorest and presented to top sales agents of Demorest magazines and as a premium or gift for subscribers. Rare due to its limited distribution as a small private printing, and, being the agreed upon first time it was published independently without additional poems or other literary material as in periodicals or collected works, etc. Ruddy brown cloth boards, gilt cover titles, blind-stamped dentelle at front and back boards, some shelf wear, rub. Pages good w/some acceptable toning, smudge, discoloration. Antiquarian signature pencilled above first page of biographical sketch: "L Shaffer". Flourishing ornamentation and Old English lettering with eighteen dramatic woodcut illustrations greet the reader at each page. Light blue pastedowns; front and back endpaper removed. Gilt exterior text block at all sides. String-bind intact; some split inside covers, exterior spine reinforced. Near good example of this literary rarity. Includes First Day of Issue illustrated envelope w/Poe's 3 cent stamp in violet commemorating the 100th anniversary of his death in 1949. The Raven first appeared in the February, 1845 issue of The American Review journal, and subsequently its first publication as part of a collection was in November of the same year by Wiley and Putnam in The Raven and Other Poems. William Jennings Demorest has the distinction of printing the first separate American edition and this printing contains the original adverts for Demorest's Monthly Magazine, Young America, the Grover & Baker sewing machine, and a "chromo" parlor painting which was also a premium sent to annual subscribers. Insured post. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 020626

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THE AMERICAN REVIEW: A Whig Journal of: POE, Edgar Allan

POE, Edgar Allan

Published by NY: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. (1845)

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About this Item: NY: Wiley and Putnam, 1845., 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST APPEARANCE OF "THE RAVEN" AND THE JEAN HERSHOLT COPY. 1 vol., first appearance of Poe's "The Raven" on page 143, contemporary ownership signatures to front blank endleaf, bookplate and shelf tag of Jean Hersholt to front pastedown, 2 engraved frontis portrait plates, bound in contemporary 1/2 black calf, spine expertly relined, inner and outer hinges fine, back corners fine, internally clean and bright, a VERY GOOD copy. Jean Hersholt was a Danish-American actor. He is best known for starring on the radio series Dr. Christian (1937?1954) and in the film Heidi (1937) but was also somewhat of a noted book collector. His collection of Hans Christian Andersen, probably the most comprehensive collection in America, is currently part of the special collections in the Library of Congress. Seller Inventory # 000952

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Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by E. P. Dutton & Co., N.Y, (1884)

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About this Item: E. P. Dutton & Co., N.Y, 1884. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Taylor, W. L. (illustrator). First Edition Thus. First Edition, Thus. Pages not numbered. Thin 8vo. red cloth with Pallas on cover. Brown endpapers. Illustrated by W. L. Taylor. Some very mild foxing. Very Good or Near Fine in an extremely rare Original Good dust jacket. (Additional scans available upon request.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # IX0004

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Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by NY Harper & Bros. 1884. (1884)

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About this Item: NY Harper & Bros. 1884., 1884. Very Good- with no dust jacket; One plate ("'T is some visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door") torn at bottom and repaired with cellophane tape. Two tissue guards ("'T is some visiter . . ." and "Here I opened wide the door . . .") torn in corresponding manner. Cellophane tape on "'T is some visiter" tissue guard left mark on back (but not front) of previous engraving. #1285. Grey cloth with large Dore illustration on cover. Twenty-six large steel engravings by Dore, with tissue guards.; Steel engraving; Folio 13" - 23" tall. Illustrated by Gustav Dore. First Edition. Binding is Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 1285

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Wellman, J.K. (editor) , ILLUSTRATED, Poems By Edgar Allen ( A. ) ALLAN Poe, H. W. Rockwell, James Montgomery, Mrs. Edward Thomas ETC, Bartlett et al (illustrator) Hand Painted Color Flower Botanical Plates Adorn This Volume! Plain Endpapers FoXed Ha

Published by J.K. Wellman, New YorK (1845)

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About this Item: J.K. Wellman, New YorK, 1845. Full-Leather. No Jacket. First Edition. Hardback NO DUSTJACKET ISSUED, 1845, 1st Edition, SCUFFED & Rubbed CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO LEATHER Boards with Gold Gilt Design on Front WITH Gold Gilt Name, Joseph D. Smalley in the Center Front Cvr, Spine Titled & Lined in Gold Gilt with WEAR & SCUFF on Spine., Magazines bound into Hardback, VG+/Good+, NO DustJACKET, SOLD AS-IS, includes The Raven by Poe, 1st edition, 2nd Printing, Slight Chipping Tears Corner Covers, , Interior Some FOXing & , occassional stains. . Hinges Relatively Tight. 5 3/4 X 8 3/4 in Approx, Text block tight. Some scuffing to top and bottom of spine and corners. , " Mrs. Sedgwick has some pieces as does Rev. T.H. Stockton and others. Many articles about women! Many about Christianity! Plus articles about a huge array of subjects! 378 pages. Some foxing, an occassional light stain wear pgs. Light Aging Light Wrinkling some interior Pages O/W Nice. 8VO., Gold Gilt on Outer Pages Edges. Rebacked, Binding WORN, . Published in this Magazine Format which is Bound into HARDBACK BOOK, In Rubbed CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO LEATHER , Plain endpapers FoXed have Angel BOOKPLATE attached Endpapers , Frontispiece woodblock of " Entry in Ark in b/w by Seba Smith" B&w engraved plates and hand- colored floral plates, Contributions also by William Cullen Bryant, Felicia Hemans, Whittier, Washington Irving and others, Rebacked, Binding WORN, , Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" is the last work in the volume pg. 376. Includes works by J. G. Whittier, Seba Smith on N. American Indians, John B. Newman ETC , THE Original Printing of Poes Poem Raven was also published in 1845 in another Magazine earlier in same Year. Literary Emporium Dec. 1845 is the second appearance of The Raven, though some argue it is the first, both in the same year. Seller Inventory # 23360

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The Raven Illustrated By Gustave Doré: Poe, Edgar Allan;

Poe, Edgar Allan; Stedman, Edmund C. (Comment)

Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, New York (1884)

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About this Item: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, New York, 1884. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Doré, Gustave (illustrator). First Edition. First edition thus. Rare. Gigantic 15" x 19" elephant folio design weighing over seven lbs. Beautifully illustrated beveled boards in bright gilt and crisp black on grey-green b.g., moderate shelf, corner wear, few small dents, discoloration. Cover depicts crouching angel holding key and candle with richly decorated, gilded wings. Pages and plates generally near fine, clean. First and last few w/moderate fox; title page w/large open tear backed by same or similar paper. Titles and design present; small mark. Bright gilded text block at all sides. Stylish antiquarian bookplate at front pastedown of an Egyptian urn or similar w/opposing sphinx's: "Ex Libris, Lilla Cotton". Dark brown pastedown and end pages; front endpaper clipped. Bind good, square; hinges reinforced. Wood engraved frontispiece of Pallas w/busts of Poe and Doré designed by Elihu Vedder. Additionally, twenty-six full-page illustrated plates of Gustave Doré grace the large volume from various engravers. Doré's mystical and chillingly macabre imagery illuminate Poe's eerie poem of sadness and longing for the dearest Lenore. Doré passed a year previous in January, 1883 after completing this, his last commission. With comment on Poe's narrative poem by Edmund C. Stedman. Near very good rarity as shown. Insured post. Edgar Allan Poe's hazy narrative begins on a night in December when "The Raven" haunts the unnamed narrator who sits reading "forgotten lore" to sublimate the loss of his love, Lenore. A "rapping at his chamber door" reveals nothing, yet excites his soul to "burning". A similar rapping, slightly louder, is heard at his window. When he investigates, a raven enters his chamber. Paying no attention, the raven perches atop a bust of Pallas high above the door. Amused by the raven's comically serious disposition, the man asks that the bird tell him its name. The raven's only answer is "Nevermore". The narrator is surprised that the raven can talk, though at this point it has said nothing further. The narrator remarks to himself that his "friend" will soon fly out of his life, just as "other friends have flown before". The raven responds again with "Nevermore". The narrator reasons that the bird learned the word "Nevermore" from some "unhappy master" and that it is the only word it knows. Regardless, the narrator pulls his chair directly in front of the raven, determined to learn more. He thinks for a moment, and his mind wanders to his lost Lenore. He thinks the air grows denser and feels the presence of angels, and wonders if God is sending him a sign that he is to forget Lenore. The bird again replies in the negative, suggesting that he can never be free of his memories. The narrator becomes angry, calling the raven a "thing of evil". Finally, he asks whether he will be reunited with Lenore in Heaven. When the raven responds with its typical "Nevermore", he is enraged, and, calling it a liar, commands the bird to return to the "Plutonian shore", - but it does not move. The narrator's final admission is that his soul is trapped beneath the raven's shadow and shall be lifted "Nevermore". Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Seller Inventory # 020205

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The Purloined Letter, in The Gift: A: Poe, Edgar Allan

Poe, Edgar Allan

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About this Item: Carey and Hart, Philadelphia, 1835, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. A lovely copy with re-backing to the spine and some minor wear to the edges. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the pages are clean with some wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A scarce copy containing the appearance of Poe's classic tale, The Purloined Letter. Seller Inventory # ABE-1480574527997

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Wellman, J.K. (editor) , Poems By EdgaR Allen ( A. ) ALLAN Poe, H. W. Rockwell, James Montgomery, Mrs. Edward Thomas ETC, Bartlett et al (illustrator) Hand painTEd COlor Flower Botanical Plates Adorn This volUme! Plain endpaperS fOxEd

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About this Item: J.K. Wellman, New York, 1845. Hard Cover. No Jacket. First Edition. Hardback NO DUSTJACKET ISSUED, 1845, 1st Edition, Dark Brown Cloth boards with Gold Gilt Design on Front & Spine, Spine Titled in Gilt., Magazines bound into Hardback, VG+/VG-, NO DustJACKET, AS-IS, includes The Raven by Poe, 1st edition, 2nd Printing, Slight rub, Wear Scuff Cover, , Interior Some FOXing & , occassional stains. . Hinges tight. 5 3/4 X 8 3/4 in, Text block tight. Minor scuffing to top and bottom of spine and corners. , " Mrs. Sedgwick has some pieces as does Rev. T.H. Stockton and others. Many articles about women! Many about Christianity! Plus articles about a huge array of subjects! 378 pages. Some foxing, an occassional light stain wear Pgs. Light Aging Light Wrinkling some interior Pages O/W Nice. . Bound into HARDBACK BOOK, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" is the last work in the volume pg. 376. Includes works by J. G. WhiTTier, SEba Smith on N. American InDIans, John B. Newman ETC , THE Original Printing of Poes Poem Raven wAs also published in 1845 in another Magazine earlier in SAMe Year. Literary Emporium Dec. 1845 is the second appearance of The Raven, though some argue it is the first, both in the same year. , Frontispiece woodblock of " Sisters Farewell in b/w" B&w engraved plates and hand- colored floral plates, Contributions also by William Cullen Bryant, Felicia Hemans, Whittier, Washington Irving and others, Seller Inventory # 23332

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Multiple Poe, Edgar Allan; William Cullen Bryant

Published by JK WELLMAN, NY (1845)

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About this Item: JK WELLMAN, NY, 1845. LEATHER BOUND BROWN. Condition: GOOD. FIRST ED. Magazines bound into Hardback, includes The Raven by Poe, 1st edition, 2nd Printing. Many articles about women; Christianity; Plus articles about a vast array of subjects! Gold Gilt on Fore Edges. Published in this Magazine Format which is bound in Hardcover. In contemporary Morrocco Leather, b&w engraved plates and 11 hand- colored floral plates throughout, Contributions also by William Cullen Bryant, Felicia Hemans, Whittier, Washington Irving and others, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" is the last work in the volume pg. 376. Includes works by J. G. Whittier, Seba Smith on N. American Indians, John B. Newman ETC , The Original Printing of Poes Poem The Raven was also published in 1845 in another Magazine earlier in same Year. Literary Emporium Dec. 1845 is the second appearance of The Raven, though some argue it is the first, both in the same year.This book has gold gilt on covers & spine, 4 raised ribs on spine, general shelf wear, rubbed extremities, bumped corners, previous owners name in pencil on front endpaper, as well as, a very small amount of pencil writing. The tissue guard on frontispeice is torn & creased, age toned pages, slight foxing throughout, tight text block, very good condition considering age. DATE PUBLISHED: 1845 EDITION: FIRST ED 378. Seller Inventory # 093627

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Wellman, J.K. (editor) , Poems By Edgar Allen ( A. ) ALLAN Poe, H. W. Rockwell, James Montgomery, Mrs. Edward Thomas ETC, Bartlett et al (illustrator) Hand Painted Color floweR Botanical pLaTeS Adorn This Volume! Plain Endpapers FoXed , Frontispiece W

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About this Item: J.K. Wellman, New York, 1845. Hard Cover. No Jacket. First Edition. Hardback NO DUSTJACKET ISSUED, 1845, 1st Edition,Purple Cloth boards with Gold Gilt Design on Front., Magazines bound into Hardback, VG+/VG-, NO DustJACKET, AS-IS, includes The Raven by Poe, 1st edition, 2nd Printing, SliGht rub, Wear Cover, Spine & bAck SIDE top Part BOOK Cover SUNNED, few spots Back Cover , INterior Some FOXing & , occassional stains. . HInGEs tight. 5 3/4 X 8 3/4 in, Text block tight. Minor scuffing to top and bottom of Spine and corners. , " Mrs. Sedgwick has somE pieces as does Rev. T.H. stocktoN aNd others. Many articles about woMEN! Many about Christianity! Plus articles abouT a huge arRAy of suBjects! 378 pages. Some fOxiNg, An occassioNal light sTAIn. Light AginG Wrinkling some interior Page o/w Nice. .MAGAZINES Bound into HARDBACK BOOK, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" is the last work in the volume pg. 376. Includes works by J. G. Whittier, Seba Smith on N. American Indians, John B. Newman ETC , THE Original Printing of Poes Poem Raven was also published in 1845 in another Magazine earlier in same Year. Literary Emporium Dec. 1845 iS the second appearance of The Raven, though some argue it is the first, both in the same year. Frontispiece woodblock of " Sisters Farewell in b/w" B&w engraved plates and hand- colored floral plates, Contributions also by William Cullen Bryant, Felicia Hemans, WhitTier, WashingtOn Irving and otHers. Seller Inventory # 23329

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The Raven, Illustrated by Harold Copping: Poe, Edgar Allan

Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Limited, London, Paris, New York (1895)

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About this Item: Raphael Tuck & Sons Limited, London, Paris, New York, 1895. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Copping, Harold (illustrator). First Edition. Undated; circa 1895. Illustrated rarity from Raphael Tuck & Sons, Limited. Stated at title page: "Publishers to Her Majesty the Queen, London, Paris, New York. Designed at the Studios in England. Printed at the Fine Art Works in Saxony." Vibrantly colored, thick pictorial wraps w/raised titles and leafy border, moderate rub, shelf wear. Elegant cover features the lovelorn w/head in hands seated and ensconced in light w/winged angel Lenore in white standing above and reaching out to console his head. Scene surrounded by raised green and red ivy amid starry evening and full moon. Bright red, faintly wilting rose and another similar w/petals closed over white b.g. at back cover; small sticker-pull. Unique wavy cut perimeter to cover and text edges. Heavy stock leaves generally good, clean. Pre-printed To and From inside cover: "To My Dear Auntie, From Dear Little Ronayne". Title page features the raven perched at paned window among tree branches. Illustrated by Harold Copping throughout with decorative designs and vignettes among text. Features four wonderfully vibrant full-page chromolithographic designs; some loss of material to adjacent page creating an almost aged fresco-like appearance. Text remains legible at these pages. These four scenes appear almost Hammer-like in their color and striking tone. Harold Copping was rather famous for his vivid imagery in illustrated Bibles of the era. String-bind good, firm. Intriguing colophon inside back cover of easel and pallette: "RTS, Artist Sep., Publishers to Her Majesty the Queen, No. 2665." A charming piece of illustrated publishing history. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall. Insure post. Edgar Allan Poe's hazy narrative begins on a night in December when "The Raven" haunts the unnamed narrator who sits reading "forgotten lore" to sublimate the loss of his love, Lenore. A "rapping at his chamber door" reveals nothing, yet excites his soul to "burning". A similar rapping, slightly louder, is heard at his window. When he investigates, a raven enters his chamber. Paying no attention, the raven perches atop a bust of Pallas high above the door. Amused by the raven's comically serious disposition, the man asks that the bird tell him its name. The raven's only answer is "Nevermore". The narrator is surprised that the raven can talk, though at this point it has said nothing further. The narrator remarks to himself that his "friend" will soon fly out of his life, just as "other friends have flown before". The raven responds again with "Nevermore". The narrator reasons that the bird learned the word "Nevermore" from some "unhappy master" and that it is the only word it knows. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall. Seller Inventory # 020526

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Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by New York: Harper & Brothers, New York (1884)

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About this Item: New York: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1884. GUSTAVE DORE (illustrator). First Edition. New York: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884. GUSTAVE DORE. First Edition. Edgar Allan Poe, Raven,GUSTAVE DORE. Custom Clamshell Case. No Binding. First Edition Clamshell Case for the exquisite illustrated. Seller Inventory # 32885

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Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" in The: Poe, Edgar Allan;

Poe, Edgar Allan; et Al.

Published by Published By J. K. Wellman, No. 118 Nassau Street, New York (1845)

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About this Item: Published By J. K. Wellman, No. 118 Nassau Street, New York, 1845. Hard Cover. Condition: Fair. First Edition. 1845 at title page; 1845 at copyright. These literary journals, originally printed in 1845, were later bound into this single volume. Navy full cloth boards, gilt dentelle decoration and blind-stamped borders at front, back boards, gilt spine titles and decoration, some edge wear, rub. Pages generally good, moderate toning, discoloration, fox; few brief notes penned. Pages 161-192 and contents page for pieces following page 192 are not present; do not appear removed from original bind. Endpapers removed. Stylish antiquarian fountain signature w/flourishes at title page: "Mrs. Louisa Jane Walsh, January 1st, 1847." Gilt to all exterior text block edges. Bind intact. Solid example of this rare Literary Emporium journal, Volumes I & II bound in hardcover, and including the second American printing of "The Raven" as the grand finale of this volume at pages 376-378. The first printing was also published earlier in same year by the Whig literary journal The American Review. These volumes including the December, 1845 journal are the second appearance of The Raven, though some dispute it as the first. Illustrated with several engraved plates and hand-colored botanical lithographs with majority of tissue guards remaining. Many contributions concerning women, cultivation of the intellect, Christianity, in addition to a vast array of other intriguing essays, articles, and poems. Contributors include such writers and thinkers as: William Cullen Bryant, Felicia Hemans, Washington Irving, J. G. Whittier, Seba Smith on N. American Indians, among many more. Final page is 378. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall. Seller Inventory # 020706

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Wellman, J.K. (editor) , Poems By Edgar Allen ( A. ) ALLAN Poe, H. W. Rockwell, James Montgomery, Mrs. Edward Thomas ETC, Bartlett et al (illustrator) Decorated Endpapers FOXED, B/W & Color Frontispieces,

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About this Item: J.K. Wellman, New York, 1846. Hard Cover. No Jacket. First Edition. Hardback NO DUSTJACKET ISSUED, 1846, 1st Edition, Original Gilt Decorated cloth ., Magazine bound into Hardback, VG+/VG-, NO DUstJaCKET, AS-IS, includes The Raven by Poe, 1st edition, 2nd Printing, Slight rub, Wear Cover, Small Tears Along spine COver, Spine Sunned, inTeriOr SOme FOXing & , occassional stains. .Tiny chip Along spine, Hinges tight. 5 3/4 X 8 3/4 in, TEXt block tight. Brown marbled boards show handling wear, Minor scuffiNG to top And bottom of spine and corners. Mrs. Sedgwick has some pieces as does Rev. T.H. SToCkton and others. Many articles about women! Many about Christianity! Plus articles about a huge array of subjects! 378 pagEs. Some foxing, an occassional light staIn. MarbLed end papers tight. Hinges tight. Text block tight. Brown marbled boards show handling wear, Minor scuffing to TOp and bottom of spine and corners. Foxing, endpapers somewhat sOiled, spine A bit cocked, coverS rUBbed & with a bit of wear to extremities, but still a very good copy. Bound into HARDBACK BOOK, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" is the last work in the volume pg. 376. Includes works by J. G. Whittier, Seba Smith on N. American Indians, John B. Newman ETC , THE Original Printing of Poes Poem Raven was also published in 1845 in another Magazine earlier in same Year. Literary Emporium is the second appearance Of The Raven, though some argue it IS the first, both in the same year. hand painted Color flower botanical plates adorn this volume! Frontispiece woodblock of Sisters Farewell. B&w engraved plates and hand- colored floral plates, ContributioNs also by William Cullen Bryant, Felicia Hemans, Whittier, Washington Irving and others;frontispiece, hand-colored botanical colorplate tipped-in before tiTLe-pAge, Seller Inventory # 23335

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A Manuscript Found in a Bottle, in: Poe, Edgar Allan

Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by Carey and Hart, Philadelphia, 1835 (1835)

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About this Item: Carey and Hart, Philadelphia, 1835, 1835. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. A lovely copy with re-backing to the spine and some minor wear to the edges. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the pages are clean with some wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A scarce copy containing the first appearance of Poe's classic tale, A Manuscript Found in a Bottle. Seller Inventory # ABE-1480574230355

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Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by P. F. Collier & Son MCMIII [1903.], New York (1903)

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About this Item: P. F. Collier & Son MCMIII [1903.], New York, 1903. Bound in the original black cloth bindings, with the raven motif. Illustrated with five horrific frontisplates by Arthur Becher. These are color plates, protected by tissue. Printed on quality paper with wide margins and well laid out. Of the most durable and desirable sets of Poe from the early 20th century. 8 inches tall. In VERY GOOD Condition. Hinges are all 100% fully attached and sound. Printed on quality paper that is very fresh, bright, and clean. Appears free of foxing. No writing. Some light general rubs/wear. This is a gorgeous set of Poe. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Please contact us with any inquiries. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING, OF THE RAVEN EDITION. Seller Inventory # 2150

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Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by LEONARD SMITHERS AND CO., LONDON (1899)

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About this Item: LEONARD SMITHERS AND CO., LONDON, 1899. HARD BACK RED. Condition: GOOD. JACKET: VERY GOOD DJ. FIRST ED. Mylar dust jacket. Top and bottom of spine, as well as the corners are bumped. Foxing to pages vary from light to medium. Black and white illustrations. Gold gilt on front/ back cover and spine. Light soilling to exterior. No markings.Contains 7 fwonderful full-page Lemerciergravure plates, all printed in Paris and a cover design by William Thomas Horton and some account of the author by Vincent O'Sullivan. 20 pp. on Edgar Allan Poe, 8 pages on The Raven and 28 pp. on The Pit and The Pendulum. DATE PUBLISHED: 1899 EDITION: FIRST ED 37+. Seller Inventory # 093804

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POE, Edgar Allan [1809-1849].

Published by London: Gay and Bird, 1901. (1901)

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About this Item: London: Gay and Bird, 1901., 1901. 8vo. ff. [2], 18, [1]. wood-engraved portrait of Poe from another source mounted as frontis. text printed within woodcut borders with decorative initials in red. full-page woodcut illus. at beginning & end. original bds. (spine slightly soiled, corners worn). First Edition with these woodcut decorations. Seller Inventory # elala2226

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Wellman, J.K. (editor) , Poems By Edgar Allen ( A. ) Poe, H. W. Rockwell, James Montgomery, Mrs. Edward Thomas ETC, Bartlett et al (illustrator) Hand Painted Color Flower Botanical Plates adoRn This Volume! Decorated Endpapers FOXED Worn

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About this Item: NY: J. K. Wellman, 1845. Hard Cover. No Jacket. First Edition. HARDBACK NODustJacket ISSUED, 1845. 1ST EDITION, Good/Fair. NOJACKET, SOLD AS-IS, 8vo - over 734" - 934" tall. Worn copy in original brown cloth with gilt decoration. 3 of color plates are missing and a few pages are VERY loose. Front hinge is broken. Foxing throughout. However, the most important piece: 2nd appearance of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" is at the end of the book and waiting for you. Some pages Tears Edges, Outer edges pages Gold Gilt, Covers little WOOBLY. Magazine bound into Hardback, includes The Raven by Poe, 1st edition, 2nd Printing, Slight rub, Wear Cover, Rounded Bands on Spine with Gold Gilt Rubbed, Interior Some FOXing & , occassional stains, Wear. SLIGHT Wrinkling outer Spine, Outer pages Edges Gold Gilted. Bound into HARDBACK BOOK, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" is the last work in the volume pg. 376. InCludEs wORkS BY J. G. Whittier, Seba Smith on N. American Indians, JOhn B. Newman ETC , ThE Original Printing of Poes Poem Raven was also published in 1845 in another MagaZinE EarLier in saME Year. LiterarY Emporium dEc. 1845 is the second appearance of The rAveN, though some argue it is the first, both in the same year. Outer pages edges Gold Gilt, Frontispiece woodblock of " Entering the Ark" which is also the title of the first piece by Seba Smith. B&w engraved plates and hand- colored floral plates, Contributions also by William Cullen Bryant, Felicia Hemans, Whittier, Washington Irving and others; Seller Inventory # 23338

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Poe, Edgar Allan; Huc, Marcelin (French Adaptation0

Published by Edmond Bernard, Publisher [Editeur], 5, Rue d' Athenes, 5, Paris (1922)

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About this Item: Edmond Bernard, Publisher [Editeur], 5, Rue d' Athenes, 5, Paris, 1922. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Roberts, Jack (illustrator). First Edition. Limited edition. Number 578 of 1050. Unique textured leather over boards, brown leather spine wrap, gilt cover titles, printed spine titles, some edge wear, rub. Pages generally very good; Japon paper. Miasmic patterned green and white endpapers as silk moire. Dramatically illustrated in chiaroscuro with dramatically unique imagery of Jack Roberts. In English and adapted to the French by Marcelin Huc. Antiquarian bookplate inside cvoer: The Library of the University of Southern California, Riverside. Gift of Col. Arnold W. Shutter". Features university seal atop bookplate. Date stamp sheet tipped-in back cover. 97 pages. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall. Seller Inventory # 020802

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The Raven Edgar Allen Poe 1910 1st: Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe

Published by The Reilly & Britton Co. (1910)

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About this Item: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1910. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. The book is in good condition. There are no signatures, bookplates, or markings of any kind. There is some wear and light rubbing to the outside boards. The pages are clean and free of any foxing. This book contains all of John Rea Neill's original illustrations. Top Edge Gilt, This is a first edition printed by The Reilly and Britton Company in 1910. A very rare find in any condition. Seller Inventory # ABE-1589137862545

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Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by P. F. Collier & Son, New York (1904)

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About this Item: P. F. Collier & Son, New York, 1904. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Becher, Arthur E. (Frontispieces) (illustrator). First Edition. Complete five volume set of The Raven Edition. MCMIV (1904) at title page; 1903 at copyright. Each volume features black full-cloth boards, grey and green stamped titles, design, moderate shelf wear. Facsimile signature of Poe to front covers w/Pallas bust and raven perched against green background. Pages very good; moderate toning, stylish antiquarian name pencilled inside covers. Binds good; hinges intact. Each volume with a haunting color frontispiece from paintings by Arthur Becher. Red captioned tissue guards for each plate intact. Contents to the volumes include: The Life and Death of Poe; The Gold Bug; The Fall of the House of Usher; The Pit and the Pendulum; The Murders in the Rue Morgue; Some Words with a Mummy; The Raven; The Oblong Box; Shadow - A Parable; Narrative of A. Gordon Pym; collected poetry, and many, many other tales. 371, 381, 381, 356, and 372 pages. 1,861 pages in all. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 019543

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The Raven Together with the the Philosophy: Poe, Edgar Allan

Poe, Edgar Allan

Published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York (1930)

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About this Item: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1930. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Horvath, Ferdinand (illustrator). First Edition. First edition thus. 1930 date at title and copyright pages. Large 8" x 10.5" design. Deep black full cloth boards, impressed black raven in sharp gilt relief surrounded by titles w/decoration, slight shelf wear. Pages near fine. Stylish antiquarian signature inside cover: "H. M. Blegen". Pallid green endpapers, moderate toning. Stylized frontispiece illustration of Poe by Horvath. Bind fine; hinges intact. Intriguing art nouveau monochromatic imagery at every page. Includes "The Philosophy of Composition" which elucidates Poe's approach to writing well. Intriguing geometrical near chiaroscuro art nouveau-like full-page illustration by Ferdinand Horvath throughout. The results are rich in tone and detail. Printed in the United States of America at The Plimpton Press, Norwood, Massachusetts. Near fine example of this thoroughly enjoyable and rare volume. Edgar Allan Poe's hazy narrative begins on a night in December when "The Raven" haunts the unnamed narrator who sits reading "forgotten lore" to sublimate the loss of his love, Lenore. A "rapping at his chamber door" reveals nothing, yet excites his soul to "burning". A similar rapping, slightly louder, is heard at his window. When he investigates, a raven enters his chamber. Paying no attention, the raven perches atop a bust of Pallas high above the door. Amused by the raven's comically serious disposition, the man asks that the bird tell him its name. The raven's only answer is "Nevermore". The narrator is surprised that the raven can talk, though at this point it has said nothing further. The narrator remarks to himself that his "friend" will soon fly out of his life, just as "other friends have flown before". The raven responds again with "Nevermore". The narrator reasons that the bird learned the word "Nevermore" from some "unhappy master" and that it is the only word it knows. Regardless, the narrator pulls his chair directly in front of the raven, determined to learn more. He thinks for a moment, and his mind wanders to his lost Lenore. He thinks the air grows denser and feels the presence of angels, and wonders if God is sending him a sign that he is to forget Lenore. The bird again replies in the negative, suggesting that he can never be free of his memories. The narrator becomes angry, calling the raven a "thing of evil". Finally, he asks whether he will be reunited with Lenore in Heaven. When the raven responds with its typical "Nevermore", he is enraged, and, calling it a liar, commands the bird to return to the "Plutonian shore", - but it does not move. The narrator's final admission is that his soul is trapped beneath the raven's shadow and shall be lifted "Nevermore". Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 020288

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