"THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE" and eight other pieces in GRAHAM'S MAGAZINE. Vols. VIII & IX: Jan. 1841 - Dec. 1841. Edgar Allan POE.

"THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE" and eight other pieces in GRAHAM'S MAGAZINE. Vols. VIII & IX: Jan. 1841 - Dec. 1841

Philadelphia: George R. Graham, 1841. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes bound in one, publisher's gilt-lettered black morocco leather and marbled boards with matching leather corners. Illustrated with steel engravings and 15 color plates. First appearance in print of these 9 Poe works: THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE; A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM; THE ISLAND OF THE FAY; A FEW WORDS ON SECRET WRITING (not in the index); A CHAPTER ON AUTOGRAPHY; THE COLLOQUY OF MONOS AND UNA; NEVER BET YOUR HEAD; and 2 poems: TO HELEN and ISRAFEL. Moderately foxed throughout, as usually the case, the Poe pieces tending to be less affected; short, closed tear to the first page of "Murders" and a small chunk lacking from the blank margin of "Secret Writing"; the first signature pulled but the binding firm. Some rubbing with a short split at the top rear. Very Good. Item #019706

Price: $1,600.00