By Edgar Allan Poe
New York and London   G. P. Putnam & Sons, Knickerbocker Press
9.5" by 6.5" 306; 349; 349; 335; 341; 345; 370; 387; 390; 350pp
A beautiful limited edition set of the complete works of Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated with ten plates to each volume, and signed by the publisher.
By Edgar Allan Poe

1902 The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

New York and London   G. P. Putnam & Sons, Knickerbocker Press
9.5" by 6.5" 306; 349; 349; 335; 341; 345; 370; 387; 390; 350pp
A beautiful limited edition set of the complete works of Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated with ten plates to each volume, and signed by the publisher.
£3,400.00
: 20kgs / : 895F39

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Description

Illustrated, Leather Binding, Scarce, Signed

The Arnheim Edition of Poe's works.

This set is number thirty-seven of three-hundred signed and numbered sets produced, signed by publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons.

In half morocco bindings, with cloth covered boards.

The collected works of Edgar Allan Poe, a collection of the American author's poetry and short stories, most importantly containing his tales of mystery and the macabre.

Volume I, containing 'Poems' and 'Essays on the Poet's Art', illustrated with a frontispiece, and nine plates. Collated, complete.

Volume II, containing 'Tales', illustrated with a frontispiece, and nine plates. Collated, complete.

Volume III, containing 'Tales', illustrated with a frontispiece, and nine plates. Collated, complete.

Volume IV, containing 'Tales', illustrated with a frontispiece, and nine plates. Collated, complete.

Volume V, containing 'Tales', illustrated with a frontispiece, and nine plates. Collated, complete.

Volume VI, containing 'Tales', illustrated with a frontispiece, and nine plates. Collated, complete.

Volume VII, containing 'Criticisms', illustrated with a frontispiece, and nine plates. Collated, complete.

Volume VIII, containing 'Criticisms', illustrated with a frontispiece, and nine plates. Collated, complete.

Volume IX, containing 'Tales', illustrated with a frontispiece, and nine plates. Collated, complete.

Volume X, containing 'Miscellany', illustrated with a frontispiece, and nine plates. Collated, complete.

Critical introductions by Charles F. Richardson. 

'The Raven' is included in Volume I.

The 'Criticisms' includes essays on Elizabeth Barret Browning, Lord Tennyson, Charles Dickens, and more.

The 'Miscellany' includes 'Maelzel's Chess-Player', 'Philosophy of Furniture', 'A Chapter on Autography', and more.

Plates are printed on on vellum.

The plates are the work of Canadian painter Frederick Simpson Coburn, who was also a notable early photographer.

Condition

In half morocco bindings, with cloth covered boards. Externally, exceptionally bright. Small area of rubbing to centre of front joint of volume VII. Light rubbing to back strip head of volume X. Light rubbing to front joint of volume I, with hinge starting but holding firm. Front hinges of volume II and V strained but firmly held. Head of front hinge of volume VII lightly strained but firmly held. Front hinge of volume VI strained between page vi and following leaf, with first gathering tender. One leaf detached and one gathering working loose to volume III. Otherwise, firmly bound. Pages exceptionally clean and bright, with light spotting to fore edge of final few leaves of volume III.

Very Good Indeed

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