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Poe's Poems Poe, Edgar Allan; Ingram, J. H. (Memoir); Willis, N. P.

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First edition thus. No date; circa 1895. Rare early issue from M. A. Donohue. Marroon full-cloth boards, silver embossed cover design and spine design, moderate shelf wear, discoloration at back. Cover and spine features flourishing art nouveau patterns and titles with image of damsel in red and black surrounded by flourishing silver and black floral design. Features a dramatic frontispiece portrait of E.A.P. with tissue guard intact. Vibrantly detailed title page featuring two cherubs with titles in red. Pages very good, no writing. Tan patterned endpapers. Gilded top edge. Bind fine; hinges intact. Includes a 110-page memoir by J. H. Ingram, and N. P. Willis presents an essay on the Death of Poe. Near very good example of substantial fine book craftsmanship. Poe's wonderful tales & essays - greater and lesser known - as: The Poetic Principle, A Preface to Poems; The Raven; Lenore, The Coliseum; Ulalume; The Bells; An Enigma; Annabel Lee; The Haunted Palace; The Conqueror Worm; To One In Paradise; The Valley of Unrest; The City In the Sea; The Sleeper; A Dream Within A Dream; Dream-Land; and Scenes from Politian. And from his youth some titled: Sonnet - To Science; Fairy-Land; Spirits of the Dead; and, Alone. Poe's Poems and Essays, and, thirty-six pages of Poe's Poems Written in Youth. Handy 5" x 7 1/2" volume. Donohue & Henneberry, Printers and Binders, Chicago. 260 pages. Insured post. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
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