Richard Bentley, 1840. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #1503136
This bound collection of magazines contains the first UK appearances of four stories by Edgar Allan Poe, including The Fall of the House of Usher, the Irish Gentleman and the Little Frenchman and two others. Contemporary 3/4 tan calf and embossed floral cloth. Covers reattached with show of cloth. Calf worn and repaired. Contents recased. Plates foxed, remaining contents slightly foxed. Otherwise very good, clean and tight copy. iv. 643 pages. Plates by George Cruikshank, Alfred Crowquill and John Leech. All the Poe stories were pirated and were printed without Poe's name or permission. The Usher story first came out in the US the prior year, 1839. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.