New York. George D. Sproul Company. 1902. The Monticello Edition. This Edition Limited to only 1000 numbered sets of which this is #330. Illustrated throughout with delightful, tissue-guarded monochrome plates. 17 Volumes, complete as issued. 8vo. 5.5" x *.25". Lavishly bound in Publisher's Deluxe custom, 3/4 burgundy crushed morocco and marbled boards. Gilt-tooled spine compartments with fleural motifs.Gilt-tooled raised bands. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g.
Editied by renowned Poe scholar James A. Harrison, the Monticello Edition of Poe's Works is one of the scarcest of early compilations, with no complete set appearing at auction in more than thirty years.The 17 Volumes are comprised of: Tales, Poems, Biography, Literary Criticism, Essays, Miscellanies, Literati, Autography, Marginalia, Eureka and Letters.
Spines delicately and evenly sunned with first 2 volumes slightly less so. A number of volumes uncut. A Fine, greatly appealing, very rare set.