Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    First English Edition of Arthur Gordon Pym

    [Edgar Allan Poe]. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, North America. London: Wiley and Putnam, 1838.

    First English edition. Quarto. iv, 252 pages.

    Publisher's original brown ribbed cloth with blind-stamped borders over boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Yellow endpapers. Front hinge loose, rear hinge cracked. Missing rear free endpaper. Very slight worming to the lower extremity of the first three leaves. Some wear and dampstaining to boards. Overall, a very good copy of Poe's only novel.

    The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, though generally dismissed at the time, has over the years gathered a diverse array of supporters, from Charles Baudelaire to Jorge Luis Borges. This London edition appeared a couple months after the Harper & Brothers edition. It was printed without Poe's input and lacks the final paragraph.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 385

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 December 9 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,136,520