New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1951. Kauffer, E. McKnight. 8vo. Very Good. Item #17401
A gorgeous two-volume collection of the works by Edgar Allan Poe, finely bound in luxurious red levant morocco by Maurin.
Author, poet, and literary critic, Edgar Allan Poe is credited with pioneering the short story genre, inventing detective fiction, and contributing to the development of science fiction. However, Poe is best known for his works of the macabre, including such infamous titles as The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum. Introduction by Arthur Hobson Quinn, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania and authority on the history of American drama and literature.
Red levant morocco with titling and ruling in gilt to spine. Raised bands on spine. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Spines show mild rubbing and wear, mainly along raised bands and spine ends. Tight square bindings. Clean interior.
Originally published in 1946 in a cloth binding with plain typographical dust jackets, this set presents as a true collector's item in this later Maurin fine binding.