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Poe, Edgar Allan
The Bells Illustrated by Darley, McCutcheon, Fredericks, Perkins, King, Riordan, and Northam
Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, Publishers, 1881. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, Publishers , 1881. First edition thus. Copyright 1881, by Porter & Coates. Large 6 1/2" x 8" design. Rare. Sierra full leather embossed boards, gilt cover titles, moderate wear generally, chip to back corner. Pages generally good; some discoloration edges at front, back pages, diminishing to center. Bind good. Illustrated throughout by several intriguing illustrators. Each page features intriguing design, drawings. Rare example of fine bookcraft. "The Bells" is a heavily onomatopoeic poem by which it was not published until after Poe's death in 1849. Perhaps best known for the diacopic use of the word "bells." The poem has four parts to it, each growing darker and darker as the poem moves from "the jingling and the tinkling" to the "moaning and the groaning" of the bells. Apprx. 60 pages. Insured post.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall.
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