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Poe, Edgar Allan & Various Scholar/Contributors. TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE. Cambridge, England: Worth Literary Classics, Inc. , 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 314 pages. As New.

New Edition of the author's classic. One of the greatest American literary texts ever written. The 2008 Worth Literary Classics First Edition Thus. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the 2009 Reissued Edition. The First Edition Thus comes with a wraparound bellyband, which is missing in subsequent printings. The First Edition Thus is now scarce. Re-presents, in a very beautifully produced edition, Edgar Allan Poe's earliest masterpiece, "Tales of The Grotesque And Arabesque". "Introduced by Kevin Hayes, along with an essay on the mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's final days, and an essay by English professor Benjamin Fisher, 'Poe and The Gothic', this collection includes such Poe tales as 'The Imp of The Perverse'; 'Hop-Frog'; 'The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall'; 'Metzengerstein'; 'Berenice'; 'The Visionary'; 'Morella'; 'William Wilson'; and 'King Pest: A Tale Containing An Allegory'. Presented in flexible-clothbound covers with rounded corners, gold foil stamping, and an inset color plate, this fine modern edition of Poe features clean new typesetting, illustrated endpapers, and a ribbon marker. It also includes a color-illustrated publishing history of the tales and a color map of the places where Poe lived and wrote" (Publisher's blurb). A magisterial edition. An absolute "must-have" title for Edgar Allan Poe collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of very few copies of the Worth Literary Classics First Edition Thus/First Printing (complete number line ending in 1 and the wraparound bellyband completely intact) still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Most copies available online are the subsequent printing. A scarce copy thus. One of the greatest American writers of all time. A flawless copy. . ISBN 1903025591. $40.00

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