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POE, Edgar Allan.

The Poetical Works.

With a notice of his life and genius by James Hannay. With twenty illustrations by E. H. Wehnert, James Godwin, F. W. Hulme, and Harrison Weir.

London: Addey and Co., 1853 Stock Code: 144318
£800.00
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First edition thus, under the title of "The Poetical Works", published as part of Addey's Illustrated Classics series, this one dedicated to Rossetti. Hannay's collection was seen as the definitive collection of Poe's poetry, and "maintained its popularity for decades". An attractive early illustrated edition; preceded only by Vizetelly's Tales (1852).

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Description

Octavo (167 x 105 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, titles in gilt direct to spine, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece and 19 illustrations in the text.

Condition

Rubbed, a small stain to rear joint, repair to top right corner of binder's first blank, light scattered foxing to first and last few leaves mostly; still a very good copy.

Bibliography

Lois Davis Vines, "Poe Abroad: Influence Reputation Affinities", p. 55.

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