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POE, Edgar Allan
The Raven and Other Poems
Wiley & Putnam, New York, 1845. 8vo.[6], 91, [1] pages. With half-title. Late 19th-century green morocco gilt, all edges gilt, pencilled note on flyleaf stating that the binding was executed in 1896. FIRST EDITION, first issue (bound without the Tales). "The most important volume of poetry that had been issued up until that time in America" (Hervey Allen, Israfel: The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe, New York, 1926, vol. 2, p. 667). The Raven and Other Poems was published in November 1845 in an edition of some 750 copies; it was dedicated to Elizabeth Barrett Browning and contains 30 poems, including "The Raven," "Eulalia," "Tamerlane," "Al Aaraff," and "To Helen," etc. The title poem was first printed in the American Review for January 1845; it ("The Raven") "made Poe's name known both in America and England, and brought him an immortality that by no other means could he have attained. [and it] gave him fame as a poet such as no other American has received" (John W. Robertson, A Bibliography of the Writings of. Poe, San Francisco, 1934, vol. 2, pp. 224-225). BAL 16147; Grolier English 16; Grolier American 56; Heartman & Canny, pp. 97-108. Some foxing, but generally an attractive copy of an increasingly scarce book [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts, ABAA [Ardsley, NY, U.S.A.]

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