By Edgar Allen Poe
London   George Routledge
8" by 5" xiv, 499; [2], 2-575; 536, [4]; [3], 571; [3], 576; [3], 2-571pp
A very bright and smart complete six volume set of Edgar Allan Poe's writings. A beautiful set, being the 'Fordham' edition.
By Edgar Allen Poe

1896 The Works of Edgar Allen Poe

London   George Routledge
8" by 5" xiv, 499; [2], 2-575; 536, [4]; [3], 571; [3], 576; [3], 2-571pp
A very bright and smart complete six volume set of Edgar Allan Poe's writings. A beautiful set, being the 'Fordham' edition.
£1,300.00
: 6kgs / : 695L12

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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

Illustrated, with a frontispiece to each volume. Volume I has an additional six folding facsimile plates. Volumes II and IV both have an additional plate. Therefore, eight plates across all volumes and six folding facsimiles. A very bright six volume set of this 'Fordham' edition. The Fordham edition was produced to lighten Poe's dark, mysterious image with the reading public. It was first issued in 1884. This is the second issue, published in 1896 which enhances the appearance of the books, with the gilt decorative scrolling to the spines. This second issue is the first to include the essays and memoirs by Richard Henry Stoddard. Richard Henry Stoddard was an American critic and poet. He was a major figure in New York, and is arguable one of the most knowledgeable experts on Edgar Allan Poe. A very smart collection of this American writer's work. Scarce to have so many volumes together and in such a lovely condition.

Condition

In the publisher's original full cloth binding. Externally, very smart with just some minor bumping to the head and tail of spines. Remnants of a bookseller's label to the front pastedown of all volumes. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper to volume II-VI , 'J Walters 1913'. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are very bright. Scattered spotting to the fore edge, affecting the occasional page. Otherwise just the occasional scattered spots.

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