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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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.
Philadelphia: John Sartain and Co., 1850. Hardcover. Includes “Annabel Lee” on pages 99-100, with a short editor’s statement about the history of this last poem by Poe. It first appeared in 1849 as part of the New-York Daily Tribune obituary for Poe. Also contains “The Poetic Principle” on pages 231-239, from the unpublished manuscript. Both volumes are bound together in modern three-quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards. Silver title to spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Foxing, browning, and occasional stains to interior, but clean overall. Volume VI: 432 pages; Volume VII: 388 pages. PER/010518. Very Good.