"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream: Finely Bound Set of The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Poe, Edgar Allan.$2,200.00
Item Number: 27043
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902.
Octavo, 10 volumes. One of 300 sets of the Arnheim Edition. Bound in half vellum, gilt titles to the spine, gilt decorations to the front panels; with gravure plates from paintings by F.S. Coburn; printed tissue guards; top edge gilt. In fine condition. A superior 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.