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1899 1ste Edgar Allan Poe Antique Weird Tales Gothic Horror Mystery Murder Ghost For Sale
… a potent and inborn sense of the spectral, the moroffer, and the horrible which gushed forth from every cell of the artist's creative mentality and stamped his macabre work with the ineffaceable mark of supreme genius. Poe's weird tales are alive in a manner that few others can ever hope to be. -- H.P. Lovecraft
WEIRD TALES. By Edgar Allen Poe. FIRST EDITION, THUS. Published in 1899 by Henry Altemus Company, Philadelphia. 6.5” x 4.5” hardcover decorated with gilt and pastedown illustration. Superior paper and printing. Decorated endpapers. Illustrated with illuminated title page, original aquarelle frontispiece in eight colors, black and white text illustrations. 258 pages.
Condition: Good, clean antique condition. Exterior as shown in photo with minor wear, light bumping/rubbing at corners and spine ends. Text is clean and complete. Hinges secure. No torn, loose or missing pages. No water damage. A beautiful example of this extremely rare title.
Note On Rarity: There are currently NO OTHER examples of this handsomely bound and illustrated edition available on the world market. This is the ONE AND ONLY.
"Poe was the most moroffer genius the modern world of letters has known. In the regions of the strangely terrible, remotely phantastic, and ghastly, Edgar Allen Poe reigns supreme. For clearness of style, aptness of illustration and subtlety of thought he distances all his predecessors … Poe’s power consists in making unrealities appear natural. One of his great charms is his perpetual interest."
164 years after his death, Edgar Allen Poe remains the undisputed master of the macabre. His novels and short stories have inspired the greatest horror writers of past and present, from H.P. Lovecraft to Stephen King.
WEIRD TALES is a handsome illustrated collection of fourteen of Poe’s greatest terror tales, including “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Black Cat,” “Ligeia,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” among others. It was published in 1899 by the Henry Altemus Company of Philadelphia, as part of Altemus’s “Illustrated Vademecum Series,” of which WEIRD TALES is No. 228.
The illustrations in WEIRD TALES include an illuminated title page, a colored aquarelle frontispiece and 8 full-page black and white illustrated plates on glossy paper.
~ The Murders in the Rue Morgue ~
~ The Black Cat ~
~ The Fall of the House of Usher ~
~ The Pit and the Pendulum ~
~ The Assignation ~
~ Silence – A Fable ~
~ Berenice ~
~ The Tell-Tale Heart ~
~ "Thou Art the Man” ~
~ The Oval Portrait ~
~ The Gold-Bug ~
~ Eleonora ~
~ Ligeia ~
~ Shadow – A Parable ~
DO NOT MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THIS EXTREMELY RARE ILLUSTRATED COLLECTION OF POE’S GREATEST WORKS! YOU MAY NOT LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER!
REMEMBER FOLKS, THIS IS AN 1899 FIRST EDITION, THUS, OF AN EXTREMELY SCARCE EDGAR ALLEN POE COLLECTION. THIS BOOK IS 114 YEARS OLD!
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