Lot 150 of 455:
Poe's Eureka, first edition, 1848  

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Eureka: a Prose Poem

Poe, Edgar Allan

New York

Wiley & Putnam



143, [1] + 16 ad pp. 18.8x12.5 cm (7¾x4¾"), original black blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Apparent second issue, with  review of "Eureka" on p.2 of the advertisements at end (stating merely that it is "Handsomely printed"). Curiously, BAL states the first issue or binding has 16 ad pages at end, with no review of Eureka, and the second binding has 12 ad pages at end with a review of Eureka. This copy as the 16 pages of ads, and also mention of Eureka. This was the last book by Poe published during his lifetime. Provenance: James "Ted" Watkins. 

Lot Amendments

Spine strip lacking top 2" of cloth, plus a few other small pieces missing, ends chipped, corners a bit worn; light foxing to endpapers and mild darkening within; very good.

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