The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe (1872)

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The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe (1872)

S$394.00

Title: The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Author: Edgar Allan Poe, Engravings by Paterson, from illustrations by Waller H. Paton, John M’Whirter, Clark Stanton, C.J. Staniland, J. Lawson, and other eminent artists.
Publisher: William P Nimmo, 1872. Very scarce.
Condition: Hardcover, ornately decorated red cloth. Wear at the top and bottom of spine, otherwise in very good condition. A stunning book, profusely illustrated.

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About the book:

This is one of the earliest collections of Poe’s poems, containing 27 illustrations by various illustrators.

It contains:

Memoir, The Raven, Lenore, Hymn, A Valentine, The Coliseum, To Helen, To ____ ___, Ulalume, The Bells, An Enigma, Annabel Lee, To My Mother, The Haunted Palace, The Conqueror Worm, To F-S S. O-D, To ___, To One in Paradise, The Valley of Unrest, The City in the Sea, The Sleeper, Silence, A Dream Within A Dream, Dream-land, To Zante, Eulalie, Eldorado, Israfel, For Annie, Bridal Ballad, TO F___, Scenes from “Politian”, Sonnet – to Science, Al Aaraaf, To The River ___, Tamerlane, To Helen, To M. L. S., A Dream, Fairy-Land, Romance, The Lake __ to ___

Excerpt:

A Dream Within a Dream

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand —
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep — while I weep!
O God! Can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?