New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons & The Knickerbocker Press, (1902). Limited Edition, No. 42 of 150 copies. Complete in ten volumes. Tall 8vo. Various paginations.Edited and chronologically arranged on the basis of the standard text, with certain additional material; and with a critical introduction by Charles F. Richardson. With gravure plates from paintings by Frederick Simpson Coburn & other sources; printed tissue guards; decorative headpieces & initials. Publisher's three-quarter red morocco with gilt ruling, gilt floral gilt decoration and black raven to spines; top edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Owner initials stamped in gilt on front cover of each volume. Wear to extremities; some fading to spines; rubbing along joints & occasionally the covers; internally clean; a very good set. Item #21039
Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. Poe is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. He is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. (BAL 16171).