"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream: Finely Bound Set of The Works of Edgar Allan Poe; One of 200 Numbered copies
The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Poe, Edgar Allan.$4,500.00
Item Number: 880455
New York: G.P. Putnams Sons, 1902.
Limited edition of the complete works of Poe, Connoisseur’s Arnheim Edition, one of 200 numbered copies. Octavo, bound in full contemporary black morocco, double gilt fillet, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt, illustrated. In very good condition. An attractive set.
Edgar Allan Poe was a member of the American Romantic Movement of the Nineteenth Century. He is best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, and he is considered the inventor of the genres of detective fiction and, the then emerging, science fiction. The anguish in his fiction reflects the torment he experienced from his financial difficulties. Indeed, he was one of America's earliest practitioners of the short story, and he was the first popular American writer to attempt to live off the income of writing alone. In light of his unexpected but immense contributions, the Edgar Award is presented annually for distinguished work in the mystery genre.