A Defense of Edgar Allan Poe. Life, Character and Dying Declarations of the Poet. An Official Account of His Death, by his Attending Physician, John J. Moran, M. D.
Place Published: Washington DC
Publisher: William F. Boogher, Publisher
Date Published: 1885
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 30828
87pp. Octavo [23 cm] Brown and black printed wraps. Very good. The covers are mildly soiled, rubbed and creased. There are small losses from the paper at the ends of the spine. The larger loss is at the foot of the spine, and measures just over 1/4 inch deep. There are 4 or 5 other very small losses from the edge of the wraps as well. There is a short closed tear in the fore edge of the front wrap, and again in the fore edge of the first page. A closed tear in the paper at the head of the spine along the front joint has been neatly glued. The bottom edge of the rear wrap has a 2 inch closed tear near trhe spine. The first page is beginning to detach, and has a contemporary owner's name in pencil. The first several pages have large foxing stains, and the corners of these pages are a little chipped and creased. Faint offsetting from the frontispiece on the opposite page. Mildly browned pages.
From p. 11- "There is no heart so dead to human sympathy as not to feel some degree of interest in the deceased poet, whose wonderful gifts have long been acknowledged, not only in this country, but wherever polite literature is known, and in regard to whose death so many incredible stories have been told, and so many absurd and cruel misstatements have been made."