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TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE by  Edgar Allan Poe - Hardcover - 1840 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT77441)

TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE

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TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE

by Poe, Edgar Allan

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Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840. Two volumes. 243,[1];iv,[4],[5]-228pp. 12mo. Original publisher's plum muslin, printed spine labels. Spines sunned and labels a bit rubbed, small nick at fore-edge of lower board of vol. II, loss (8mm at its deepest point) at crown of spine of vol. II extends 2cm along the top edge of the upper board, scattered light foxing, subtle early repairs to cloth along lower portion of joints of volume I, a few slight spots of dulling to upper board of volume II, slight starting to a couple of gatherings in volume II, gilt morocco bookplate in each volume; still, a good set, internally very good, of a title seldom seen in anything approaching fine condition. First edition. Poe's first collection of short stories, published in an edition recorded as having consisted of 750 sets only. In this set, II:213 is properly numbered; on p. II:219, the 'i' in 'ing' and the hyphen are still in proper alignment (variations of these features are a consequence of type loosening and have no relevance in terms of priority of issue). The four pages of "opinions" are present in the second volume, bound before the title. Among the stories here collected are some of Poe's earliest triumphs, including "Ms. Found in a Bottle," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "William Wilson," "Ligeia," and others. BAL 16133. BLEILER (SUPERNATURAL) 1313. WRIGHT I:2056. HEARTMAN AND CANNY pp. 49-54.

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Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque is a collection of previously-published short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1840.

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Bookseller Inventory #
WRCLIT77441
Title
TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE
Author
Poe, Edgar Allan
Book condition
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Lea and Blanchard
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date published
1840
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About William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

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