Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe [Tamerlane Edition], The
The Tamerlane Edition of the Works of Edgar Allan Poe
POE, Edgar Allan. The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited and Chronologically Arranged on the Basis of the Standard Text, with Certain Additional Material and with a Critical Introduction by Charles F. Richardson…Illustrated by Frederick Simpson Coburn. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, .
Tamerlane Edition. Limited to 300 numbered sets printed on Ruisdael hand-made paper (this set being No. 210). Ten octavo volumes (9 x 6 1/8 inches; 229 x 156 mm.). Photogravure frontispieces and plates in two states (one of the frontispieces in color), with descriptive tissue guards. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials.
Contemporary olive green crushed levant morocco. Covers decoratively panelled in gilt, spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, board edges and turn-ins ruled in gilt, mauve crushed levant morocco doublures decoratively tooled in gilt, pink watered silk liners, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spines uniformly faded to brown. A fine set.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), "American poet, critic, and short-story writer famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre in fiction…In 1839 he became coeditor of Burton's Gentleman's Magazine in Philadelphia, for which he wrote some of his best-known stories of supernatural horror. His Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque appeared later in 1839 (dated 1840). In addition to his stories Poe continued to write poetry, and his most famous poem, ‘The Raven,' brought him national fame when it appeared in 1845. Several of his works, including the poem ‘The Bells,' were published posthumously" (Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature).
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