Sale 22SC02 | Lot 101

POE, EDGAR ALLAN The Raven and Other Poems.

Catalogue: Selections from the Private Collection of Barbara and Ira Lipman
POE, EDGAR ALLAN  The Raven and Other Poems.

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Lot 101
POE, EDGAR ALLAN The Raven and Other Poems.
[Bound with:] Tales. Both works New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. First editions, though later issues; Tales bears the third issue of the copyright notice. Publisher's dark green cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, housed in a slipcase and chemise. 7 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches (27 x 12.75 cm); blank leaf, viii, 91, [1] pp., 4 pp. ads; blank leaf, vi, 228 pp., 4 pp. ads. Spine and board edges worn with loss at spine ends and joints, scattered foxing and soiling as usual, somewhat shaken.

Wiley and Putnam issued both titles separately, but bound the two together for additional appeal to readers. The Raven is bound first in this copy (the order varies); that work is arguably the widest read and best-known in the American canon. Tales includes "The "The Black Cat", "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Descent Into the Maelstrom" and other tales of horror and adventure, as well as the three Dupin stories: "... the first important book of detective stories, the first and greatest, the cornerstone of cornerstones...the highest of all high spots...contains for the first time in book form all three Dupin stories" (Queen's Quorum 1).


C Private Collection of Barbara and Ira Lipman

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $12,600 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $12,600 (includes buyer's premium)

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