Lot 306 of 565:
First app. of Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue  

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Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine Vol. XVIII



George R. Graham



6 issues of this monthly magazine from the first half of 1841 bound in one, with the February issue bound in before January's. Illustrated with steel-engraved plates, some hand-colored. (8vo) 26x15.2 cm (10¼x6"), half-leather and paper-covered boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on spine, marbled endpapers. 

First appearance of the celebrated "tale of ratiocination" Murders in the Rue Morgue, that some critics have recognized as the first modern detective story. Other pieces by Poe include Descent into the Maelstrom and Island of the Fay with some unattributed book reviews.

Lot Amendments

Moderate wear with rubbing and soil; front hinge cracked, some foxing, tissue guard with large chip missing, April issue with a chip and tear to first leaf; very good overall.

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