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    First Appearance of Poe's
    "The Fall of the House of Usher"

    Edgar A. Poe. "The Fall of the House of Usher" in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine. Edited by William E. Burton and Edgar A. Poe. Volume V. From July to December. Philadelphia: William E. Burton, 1839. First publication of Poe's classic short story "The Fall of the House of Usher." Other Poe titles in this number include "To Ianthe in Heaven", "The Man That Was Used Up. A Tale of the Late Bugaboo and Kickapoo Campaign." and "Morella. A Tale." Vignette of Ben Franklin on title page, six engraved plates, and eight in text illustrations. Lacks "Engraved Emblematic Frontispiece" with the "A Cape Codder Among the Mermaids" engraving misbound in its place. Plate of "Shakespeare Performing before Queen Elizabeth and Her Court" is lacking its tissue guard. Bound in half leather over marble paper covered boards, gilt rules and title on spine, gilt name of "N.B. Kneass" at foot. Binding rubbed with surface leather loss, boards scratched, small paper chips at edges; leather burn on endpapers from turn-ins, foxing, soiling, and few edge tears into text. Otherwise a good reading copy.

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