• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 167

    POE, Edgar Allan. Tales -- The Raven and Other Poems. New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845.

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    POE, Edgar Allan. Tales -- The Raven and Other Poems. New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845.

    2 works in one volume, 8o. 8 pp. Half-titles; 8 pp. advertisements bound at end (without ads following Tales). Original publisher's blind-stamped plum cloth (light fading to spine, minor wear to extremities); folding case. Provenance: A. J. Wilckes (erased signature on front flyleaf, note card offering this copy to the following laid-in); William H. Koester, Poe Collector, Baltimore (card from Wilckes).

    FIRST EDITIONS of both works, Tales being the third printing, with copyright notice in 3 lines, and no imprint on copyright page. It is usually the second and third printings of the Tales which were reissued in the one-volume format with the first edition of The Raven. Copies are found with either Tales or The Raven bound first. BAL 16146, reissue B (Tales); 16147, reissue B (The Raven); Grolier American 55; Heartman & Canny 92-97 (this copy cited on p. 97). A VERY FINE COPY.


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