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76
Edgar Allen Poe
Tales of the grotesque and arabesque. 1840.
Schätzung:
€ 2.500
Ergebnis:
€ 4.800

(inkl. 20% Käuferaufgeld)
Objektbeschreibung
Poe, E. A., Tales of the grotesque and arabesque. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Philadelphia, Lea und Blanchard 1840. Mod. Kalblederband mit RSch. 8vo. 243 S.; 228 S.

Erste Ausgabe . "These volumes mark the culmination of Poe's effort, beginning as early as 1834 to get his prose tales into volume form. It was a milestone in his career as a prose writer, but was a failure commercially" (Heartman/Canny). - Die Sammlung enthält den Erstdruck von Why the little Frenchman wears his hand in a sling sowie die folgenden, zuvor nur in Zeitschriften erschienenen Erzählungen: Bd. I: Morella, Lionizing, William Wilson, The man that was used up, The fall of the house of Usher, The Duc de l'Omelette, MS. found in a bottle, Bon-Bon, Shadow, The devil in the belfry, Ligeia, King Pest, The signora Zinobia, und The scythe of time . - Bd. II: Epimanes, Siope - a fable, Hans Phaall, A tale of Jerusalem, Von Jung, Loss of breath, Metzengerstein, Berenice, The visionary und The conversation of Eiros and Charmion . - Die Auflage betrug nur 750 Exemplare, einschl. 20 Autorexemplaren. - Bd. II mit der korrigierten Seitenzahl "213". Ohne die Anzeigenbll. - Etw. fleckig, vereinz. gering wasserrandig, wenige Ecken mit Knickspur, 8 Bll. mit kl. Eckabrissen.

Heartman/Canny S. 49-54.

First edition, one of 750 copies. Poe's famous collection contains 25 stories, all but one having appeared previously in periodicals, among them Poe's most enduring stories "Ms. found in a bottle" and "The fall of the house Usher". 2 parts in 1 volume. Mod. calf with label. - Vol. II with p. 213 correctly numbered. Without the ads at end. - Some staining, here and there waterstaining, few leaves slightly creased, 8 leaves with small defective spot to corner.

76
Edgar Allen Poe
Tales of the grotesque and arabesque. 1840.
Schätzung:
€ 2.500
Ergebnis:
€ 4.800

(inkl. 20% Käuferaufgeld)