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    First Edition of Edgar Allan Poe with Hand-Colored Plates

    Edgar Allan Poe. The Conchologist's First Book: or, A System of Testaceous Malacology. Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839. First edition, first issue. Twelvemo. 156 pages. With twelve hand-colored plates illustrating 215 shells. Publisher's pictorial paper over boards, recased in modern quarter leather. Boards worn and soiled. Contents with moderate foxing, else all things considered, a very good copy. Poe took the "liberty" of editing Thomas Brown's The Conchologist's Text-Book and adding a preface to it. The second edition omitted Poe's name altogether. Housed in a custom quarter leather clam-shell box. BAL 16131.

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