London: Ward, Lock and Tyler, (1866). Original front board decorated and lettered in gilt, professionally rebacked with leather and gold title label, new rear board, new endpapers. All edges gilt. B&w illus, pp xl, 280. Lacks title page, begins at pp.ix (Life of Edgar Allan Poe). Occasional light marks pages. Good condition. With a memoir of the author (pp. ix - xl) [unsigned but by Rufus Wilmot Griswold and taken from the three volume edition published in 1850]. Printed for the publishers by Woodfall and Kinder from premises in Milford Lane, therefore pre-1887. Based on illustrations and page extent, possibly the Ward, Lock and Tyler edition of 1866: "The complete poetical works of Edgar Allan Poe, with a selection of his sketches and reviews". Rebound by Cottage Bindery. Scarce.
Uncommon early UK edition of Poe's complete poetry (p.1-114) and a selection of his essays and sketches, e,g. "Philosophy of Furniture", "A Tale of the Ragged Mountains", "King Pest", "William Wilson", "How to Write a Blackwood Article", "The Man of the Crowd", "The Tell Tale Heart", "The Raven" and his first work, "Tamerlane" Item #99023
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