New York: George Colton, 1847. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of “To --- --- ---. Ulalume: A Ballad” by Edgar Allan Poe on page 599. Bound in three-quarter dark green leather with marbled paper covered boards, titled in gilt on the spine. Rubbing to boards with small loss to paper covering front board. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Previous owner's signature in pen dated 1863 to front free endpaper. Minor foxing to interior and browning to endpapers. Includes four engravings. Marbled endpapers. 659 pages. PER/011018. Very Good.
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New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1845. Hardcover. Almost all of Poe's writings were first published in the magazines, newspapers, and annuals of his time. This volume of the American Review, published by Wiley and Putnam and owned by George H. Colton, includes three first printings of works by Poe. They are the poem “Eulalie – A Song” (page 79); the story “The Facts of M. Valdemar’s Case” (pages 561-565); and his unsigned survey “The American Drama” (pages 117-131). There is also a review of Poe’s Tales, just published by Wiley & Putnam (pages 306-309). The review begins by noting that Poe was often a harsh critic of the work of many authors but continues by acknowledging the originality, quality, and probable popularity of Poe’s stories. It continues with detailed discussions of some of Poe’s most celebrated tales, including “The Purloined Letter,” “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Mystery of Marie Roget,” and “The Black Cat.” Bound in three-quarter black leather with grey-blue cloth covered boards, spine with gilt titling and ruling and five raised bands. Light bumping to corners and scuffing to leather boards. Interior pages are clean with aging to page margins not affecting text. Small scuff to first paragraph of “The American Drama,” not affecting legibility. With two engraved plates, one of Willis Magnum, Senator from North Carolina; the other of politician Hugh S. Legare, whose biography is included on pages 416 - 430. Very good condition. 668 pages. PER/010418. Very Good.
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.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1896. Hardcover. Includes the beginning of Twain's "Tom Sawyer" in the August and September issues on pages 344 - 361 and 519 - 537. Bound in three quarter black leather over black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to spine ends, hinges, edges of boards, and raised bands on spine. Chip to leather on spine. Patterned endpapers. Browning to edges of a few pages, but clean overall. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown, H. Armstrong of Ohio. 972 pages. PER/052319. Very Good.