1st Edition 1874-5 The Works Of Edgar Allan Poe Memoir by John Ingram Victorian

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1st Edition 1874-5 The Works Of Edgar Allan Poe Memoir by John Ingram Victorian

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1st Edition of the landmark “The Works of Edgar Allan Poe”, edited by John Ingram. Bound in beautiful blue & gilt Victorian style by the Black brothers of Scotland. Published in 4 volumes printed Nov 1874, Dec 1874, Jan 1875, and Feb 1875 respectively. Ingram is credited with resurrecting Poe's legacy, being the first truly positive memoir published of him nearly two decades after Rufus Griswold's slanderous "Memoir of the Author."

Condition notes:

- Hinges all fully intact but with fair bit of “give” from ages

- Some damage to upper page edges, primarily in Vol 2. Nothing to impact text block integrity.

- Pages of Vol 4 and second half of Vol 3 remain uncut.

- Includes Original advertisement for Vol 3 that was included with Vol.

- Vol 1 includes name of original owner + date of Nov 30th, 1874 (the month of first publication).

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From the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore: Rescuing Poe’s reputation, both personal and literary, from the clutches of Griswold became the self-imposed mission of a single-minded Englishman named John Henry Ingram (1842-1916). Beginning in 1874, his sympathetic memoir of Poe began to replace the malicious one that had been written by R. W. Griswold. Although it had intermittent competition from memoirs written by W. F. Gill, R. H. Stoddard, E. L. Didier, and others, Ingram’s memoir was the one most widely reprinted, appearing in various forms throughout the remainder of the 19th century.

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