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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE. Complete in 4 volumes. Bound in the original fine leather bindings. by  Edgar Allan Poe - First Ingram Edition - 1874 - from Merchants Rare Books (SKU: 5035I)

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE. Complete in 4 volumes. Bound in the original fine leather bindings.

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE. Complete in 4 volumes. Bound in the original fine leather bindings.

by Poe, Edgar Allan

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEBound in the original leather bindings.Edited by John Ingram.With A Memoir.This is the FIRST EDITION of 'The Ingram Edition' of Poe.Printed in 1874 - 1875.
IN REMARKABLE CONDITION, despite being almost 150 years old.A truly gorgeous and exceptional antiquarian set of Poe.
Complete in 4-Volumes.Illustrated with frontisplates.
This is the FIRST EDITION of John Ingram's edition of Edgar Allan Poe.J. H. Ingram dedicated himself to the resurrection of Poe's reputation, maligned by the dubious memoirs of Rufus Wilmot Griswold; he published the first reliable biography of the author (included in this set) and a four volume collection of his works.________________________Rescuing Poe's reputation, both personal and literary, from the clutches of Griswold became the self-imposed mission of a single-minded Englishman named John Henry Ingram (1842-1916).
Beginning in 1874, his sympathetic memoir of Poe began to replace the malicious one that had been written by R. W. Griswold. Although it had intermitant competition from memoirs written by W. F. Gill, R. H. Stoddard, E. L. Didier, and others, Ingram's memoir was the one most widely reprinted, appearing in various forms throughout the remainder of the 19th century.

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (The Ingram Edition) (1874-1875)

_____________Complete in 4 volumes, as is standard.This set contains the complete works of Edgar Allan Poe, including his Tales, Poetry, and Criticisms.
The complete works of Edgar Allan Poe.Early sets of Edgar Allan Poe bound in leather are difficult to obtain.This is exceedingly rare.

Printed in 1874-1875.

Bound in the original red leather bindings.

CONDITION: In VERY GOOD condition despite it's age. This set is in remarkable condition despite being almost 150 years old. Early sets of Poe are exceedingly difficult to obtain, let alone so well preserved. This set is complete. These are the original bindings from 1875. The hinges are all strongly and fully attached. This set is in exceptional condition. The bindings have some generalized wear and abrasions as is shown in the pictures. Printed on quality paper. This is a gorgeous antiquarian set of Edgar Allan Poe.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, edited by John H. Ingram. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1874-75.

Four volume set (Volume I, Memoir-Tales; Volume II, Tales-Continued; Volume III, Poems and Essays; Volume IV, Autobiography, Criticisms, and Index). Bound in contemporary half red morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Volume I with frontispiece portrait of Poe, volume II with frontispiece illustration from 'Arthur Gordon Pym' (and both with tissue guards). Ingram's memoir of Poe worked to rehabilitate the author's image from the one presented by Rufus Wilmot Griswold, and would be widely reprinted in the latter part of the 19th century.

This would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library.
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE. Complete in 4 volumes. Bound in the original fine leather bindings.
Poe, Edgar Allan
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Merchants Rare Books, established in 2003, buys and sells rare and antiquarian books, with an emphasis on first editions and fine antiquarian sets from the 17th - 19th centuries.


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