Poe, Edgar Allan
Title The Purloined Letter in The Gift: A Christmas, New Year, and Birthday Present. MDCCCXLV. (1845).
Edition First Edition
Publisher Philadelphia Carey and Hart 1845
Seller ID 759
The first appearance of the Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe, later published in Tales. 300pp. Publisher's full black calf richly decorated in gold on the covers and the spine, all edges gilt. Frontispiece, title portrait and six inserted plates with tissue guards. Other contributions by Henry W. Longfellow, R. W. Emerson, Joseph C. Neal, et al. Some wear to extremities, a couple of short closed tears to the spine panel, light scattered foxing, first signature loose. A good+ copy. BAL 16143. Heartman and Canny, p. 88. ; Octavo