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    First Appearance of "The Raven"

    [Edgar Allan Poe]. The American Review: A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art and Science. New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845-1846.

    In three octavo volumes. 656; 668; 674 pages. Numerous engraved plates by T. Doney, in text and used as frontispieces in Volume I.

    Half leather over marbled boards with rules and titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Modest wear at spine ends and corners. Contents mostly bright with some browning to the preliminary and terminal pages. A fine set.

    First edition, first printing, of one of the most celebrated poems in American literature. Published under the pseudonym "Quarles," "The Raven" (pages 143-145) brought Poe instant literary fame, quickly becoming one of the most discussed and recited poems in the country. The appearance in the American Review is the accepted first edition - the publication in the New York Mirror on January 29, 1845 was printed from advance sheets of the American Review. Volume I also includes Poe's short story "Some Words with a Mummy" (pages 363-370), and his poems The Valley of Unrest and The City in the Sea (pages 392-393). Other volumes include the first appearance of Poe's Eulalie, Facts of M. Valdemar's Case, and a review of the book Poe's Tales. Also included in Volume III is Charles Winterfield's Adventures on the Frontier of Texas and Mexico, in six parts, apparently not otherwise printed.


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