THE CENTENARY POE: TALES, POEMS, CRITICISM, MARGINALIA AND EUREK BY EDGAR ALLAN POE. Edgar Allan. Montagu Slater Poe.

THE CENTENARY POE: TALES, POEMS, CRITICISM, MARGINALIA AND EUREK BY EDGAR ALLAN POE

London: Theodore Brun Limited / Bodley Head, 1948. Hardcover. Near Fine. Item #50951

This limited de Luxe Edition was published by special arrangement with Messrs. John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., London, and appeared simultaneusly with their first edition. Four hundred copies wer printed for sale, of which copies No. 1 to No. 120 were available to members of The Collector's Book Club only. In addition, three copies, numbered I to III, have been struck off as presentation copies. This is copy is numbered III. Withing this copy are two color illustrations by Arthur E. Beecher, with tissue guards, pulled from an unknown Poe edition. They are laid into the appropriate stories, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Raven. Bound in original black leather with lettering, raven, skull, spider, hourglass and crown stamped in gilt. Top edge in gilt showing a little rubbing. Several pages with upper corners creased. A near fine copy.

Price: $275.00