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Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him. by  C. Alphonso Smith - First Edition - 1921 - from Ravenroost Books and Biblio.com

Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

by Smith, C. Alphonso

Condition: Very Good


Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1921. 350pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Very light rubbing to corners, light foxing to pre-title pages otherwise internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. This is the original edition and not a modern reprint. Contents: Chapter I: The World-Author; Chapter II: The Man; Chapter III: The Critic; Chapter IV: The Poet; Chapter V: The Writer of Short Stories; Chapter VI: The Frontiersman. By the author of "What Can Literature Done for Me?", "O. Henry Biography". #2536.. First Edition. Hard Cover in Slipcase. Very Good. 5 x 7.5 Inches.


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