The Raven; in The American Review: A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art and Science(142 views)
Description: FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, of one of the most celebrated poems in American literature. Published under the pseudonym "Quarles", "The Raven" brought Poe instant literary fame, quickly becoming one of the most discussed and recited poems in the country (although it did little to improve Poe's consistently dire financial situation). Note: 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.) The volume also includes Poe's story "Some Words with a Mummy" (pp. 363-370), and his poems "The Valley of Unrest" and "The City in the Sea" (pp. 392-3). The Raven, in The American Review: A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art and Science. Vol 1, pp. 143-45. New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled boards. The whole volume (Jan- June 1845; title page, index, 656 pages) offered. Occasional foxing and toning (as always); The Raven generally clean with only a few spots of foxing. Rubbing and general wear to contemporary binding. Rare, particularly in a contemporary binding.
Artist or Maker: POE, EDGAR ALLAN