New York: Ormsby & Hackett, 1847. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of "The Domain of Arnheim" by Poe on pages 123 - 129. Both volumes are bound together in three-quarter green leather with marbled paper boards and gilt title to spine. Five raised bands ruled in gilt to spine. Rubbing to boards and wear to edges and corners of boards. The table of contents for each volume is bound in at the end of the volume. The title page for Volume 8 is not present. All eighteen plates present in volume seven, including six fashion plates of which three are colored. Fourteen of eighteen plates are present in volume eight, including six fashion plates. Foxing and occasional spots of soiling to interior. 284 pages; 286 pages. PER/011018. Very Good.
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Philadelphia: George R. Graham, 1849. Hardcover. Many of Poe's works first appeared in magazines, newspapers, and annuals of the time. He published regularly in Graham's between 1841-1849. The items appearing in this volume were the last to be published by Graham's before Poe's death in October 1849. The January 1850 issue was his final appearance in the magazine, signed as "The Late Edgar A. Poe." This volume includes his epigrammatic observations on a number of topics titled "Fifty Suggestions," the first half appearing in the May issue at pages 317-319 and the rest in June at pages 363-364. His book review of Anna S. Lewis’s "The Child of the Sea" was published in April on pages 270-271. Bound in three quarter black leather with gilt titling to spine. Marbled brown paper covered boards. Leather is rubbed and scuffed, as are the paper boards. Foxing and browning to pages throughout although still quite clear and legible. Tear and small hole to last page of text. There are a number of engraved plates that are also foxed. Very good minus. 392 pages +table of contents in rear. PER/011118. Very Good Minus.
Boston: H.O. Houghton and Company, 1876. Hardcover. Includes Twain's "The Canvasser's Tale" in the December issue on pages 673 - 676. Bound in three dark grey leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Rubbing and wear corners, spine, and edges of boards. Ex-library with embossed stamp and markings to title page. Clean and bright overall with soiling to margins of some pages. 764 pages. PER/052319. Very Good.
New York: Harper's, 1917. Softcover. Rare in the original wrappers. Six issues between May and November 1917. The letters were also published by Harper as two volumes in 1917. The letters were arranged with comment by Albert Bigelow Paine. Paine was an important Twain scholar and in addition to the letters, he published several other books about him including a three volume biography. Each issue’s cover is printed in a different color paper, most with pictorial front cover and advertisements on rear. Covers are all in very good condition, some with small tears to spine and creases to covers, three issues with Oregon State Library stamp to cover. Interior pages near fine. Wonderful advertisements and illustrations throughout each. Each issue is about 150-175 pages. Continuous pagination for the year’s issues. Very Good. LIT/091318. Very Good.
Baltimore: J. Murphy, 1846. Hardcover. Uncommon. Includes 12 issues from 1846 with articles on Native Americans, Lord Baltimore and the Maryland Charter, "Oriental Churches", Brazil, Maryland history, Festivals among the Jews, John P. Kennedy, as well as poetry, music, literature reviews, and foreign and domestic intelligence. Ex-library from St. Joseph's Seminary with gilt stamp to spine, sticker to spine. and library markings to endpapers. In a modern binding of black buckram over black leatherette covered boards with gilt title to spine. Occasional foxing throughout, which is heaviest on engravings and tissue guards. Occasional pencil markings, a few pen markings, and occasional soiling, but clean overall. Fold-out illustration of the sixth provincial council is torn and lacks the bottom portion. The other four full page engravings: Mt. St. Mary's College (MD) and St. Joseph's Sisterhood and Academy (MD), Pius 9th, and Gregorio XVI, are both present; although, both are foxed. 692 pages; however, pages 389 - 409 are missing; however nothing is called for on these pages within the contents and most issues end with a literary review section, which this issue ends with - so perhaps these pages never existed. REL/061820. Very Good.