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The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe with Biographical Essay By John H. Ingram (Six Volumes)
Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son Title page continues: "And Twenty Original Etchings, Five Photogravures and a New Etched Portrait". No date - circa 1890-1900. Burton R. Pollin's "Images of Poe's Works" (p.249, #1191) lists the date as 1895. Title page also says "In Seven Volumes", but there is no evidence found here or elsewhere that there was, in fact, a seventh book. Probably a printer's error. Pollin calls for only the six volumes. Pollin goes on to state, "These plates, all from the 1884 Quantin French volumes, may have been Harrison's main source for most of his pictures in the 1902 edition and are therefore doubly important." Volume I Tales of Imagination (18 stories) (287 pp.), Volume II Tales of Imagination / Tales of Humor (15 stories) (278 pp.), Volume III Tales of Humor (17 stories) (258 pp.), Volume IV The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (225 pp.), Volume V Miscellaneous Tales (11 stories) (324 pp.), and Volume VI Life and Poems (biographical essay and 57 poems) (xxxviii, 199 pp). Red leather and marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt designs and titles on spine. T.e.g. Rough cut page edges on fore-edge and bottom. Marbled endpapers matching the covers. Illustrators include Chifflat, Wogel, Laurens, and Meaulle. Mild rubbing. Only minor bumping to corners. Some occasional, scattered, minor foxing. Owners inscription dated 1900 on f.e.p. of all volumes. Volume V has a small tear at tail of spine - all other spine ends in the set in remarkably good shape. All bindings tight with no loose pages. Quite scarce in this edition and format and an attractive set.. Half-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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