THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, by Edgar Allan Poe - 1914 [10 vols, Custom Leather]


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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe

edited by E. C. Stedman and G. E. Woodberry 

Fine edition, ten volumes.  New York:  Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914  

Hardback set is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Custom full calf covers are mostly clean, with gilt borders and decoration.  Stamped "Brentano's" inside front cover.  See photos.  
  • Boards show some wear at shoulders, a little edgewear.  Corners are sharp.  
  • Spines have raised bands, gilt text and decoration, and are bright with firm ends.  Volumes 9 and 10 have chips at head end.  Please see photos for details of condition.
  • Bindings are strong. 
  • Custom end papers/ pastedowns show little to no sign of age or wear.
  • Feps have some light foxing. 
  • Frontispiece is present in each volume and has intact tissue guard.
  • Illustrations are bright and clear, plates have marginal age-toning, lightly foxed tissue guards.
  • Interiors are gently age-toned, with scattered foxing. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Text block edges have deckle fore and foot edges, gilt along head.
  • Volume 1:  Romances of Death - Old-World Romance
  • Volume 2:  Tales of Conscience, Natural Beauty, and Pseudo-Science
  • Volume 3:  Tales of Ratiocination and Illusion
  • Volume 4:  Extravaganza and Caprice
  • Volume 5:  Tales of Adventure and Exploration
  • Volume 6:  On Poetry and the Poets
  • Volume 7:  On Novels, Essays, and Travels - Marginalia
  • Volume 8:  The Literati -- Minor Contemporaries, Etc.
  • Volume 9: Eureka, And Miscellanies
  • Volume 10:  Poems  
  • PS2022.0922

5.5 x 8.25 inches.

A handsome fine edition in custom full-calf bindings.  Dedicated by the editors in honor of the University of Virginia, Poe's alma mater.  The ten volumes are grouped:  Vols 1-4 comprise Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, and Vols 6-8 constitute Literary Criticism.  Each volume features a portrait as frontispiece.  Included are introductions and commentary by the editors.  

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