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1914. POE, Edgar Allan. Works. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1914. Ten volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter blue morocco gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, uncut and partially unopened. $4200.Handsomely bound edition of Poe’s complete works, with 27 illustrations and 11 portraits of Poe.“Poe was the founder of the modern detective story… [as well as] the ablest critic of his time in America. In verse he achieved incomparable melodic effects… His influence has been incalculable in both verse and prose on later writers… ‘This finest of finest of artists,’ Bernard Shaw has called him” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 625). Includes Poe’s tales, poems, literary criticism, and miscellaneous works. With critical introductions and notes by editors Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry; Woodberry also provides a “memoir” of Poe at the beginning of Volume I. Interiors fine, only light wear to contemporary boards, spines toned to brown. A handsome set.
      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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