What year was "The Bells" first published?

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What year was "The Bells" first published?

I have an 1881 copy, in excellent condition, published by Porter & Coates, with illustrations by multiple artists, with brown tooled leather and gilded edges. I was wondering if anyone knew an approximate value.

-- Anonymous, December 22, 1999


i would pay at least $5000 for it

-- Anonymous, November 08, 2000

Well, according to "Edgar Allan Poe", by Vincent Buranelli, The Bells was first published in 1849. The edition you have was published 32 years after his death, since he also died that year.

-- Anonymous, April 22, 2001

Poe's Poem "The Bells" was first published in the November 1849 issue of Sartain's Union Magazine - of Philadelphia.

-- Anonymous, November 25, 2002

Hi Betsy, I also have a book The Bells, by Poe that sounds just like yours, It is in perfect condition, same publishing date, same publisher and gilded edges, it looks like it has never even been opened and read, beautiful illustrations. Did you find out the value of yours? Thanks for any info you can give me sandy

-- Anonymous, December 17, 2004

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