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    Edgar Allan Poe. The Conchologist's First Book: or, A System of Testaceous Malacology. Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839. First edition, second issue.

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    Edgar Allan Poe. The Conchologist's First Book: or, A System of Testaceous Malacology. Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839. First edition, second issue. Twelvemo. 156 pages. With twelve uncolored plates illustrating 215 shells. Quarter leather and pictorial paper over boards. Boards worn and soiled. Contents with light to 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. BAL 16131. Heartman & Canney, pp. 41-4. Norman Library 1720. Rinderknecht 57990.



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