New York: George H. Colton, 1845. First periodical appearance of "The Raven" Leather bound. 656pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] 3/4 leather with marbled paper over boards. Marbled endpapers. Two frontispiece illustrations. Tidemarks in the top fore-edge corners of the frontispiece illustrations (only just barely affecting the illustrations). Frontispiece tissue-guard torn, with loss. Occasional light foxing to the pages. The Raven is on pp. 143-145. Also with Poe's "Some Words with a Mummy," p. 363 (first printing), "The Valley of Unrest," p. 392, and "The City of the Sea," p. 393. Heartman and Canny, pp. 145/146. Robertson, pp. 215/216. Very good. Item #62072
The first setting up in type of "The Raven." "The Raven," a melancholy summoning of lost love, is Poe's best known poem. The rhyme pattern enhances the poem's lyrical gloom.