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I have a five volume set of Poes works, RAVEN EDITION, printed 1903 , by F.P Collier & son New York, New York. Is any one interested in these books? Does anyone know if these were the first time that all of Poe's works were combined? I know that they are first edition, but what I'm acking is does anyone know just what I have.
-- Anonymous, January 27, 2000
As a collector of Poe work's, you have me very interested. While not the first volumes (some came out within years of his death but unfortunately were published with a slanderous obituary & biography written by one of Poe's many enemies) they still may be attractive. Please get back to me on these points:
Is there a forward or any biography? If so, who are they written by?
Who is listed as the the editor, introductionist, or compiler (in fact any names listed onthe title page or near the front of the collection would be helpful?
I hope to hear from you soon and will probably have more questions in the future.
Thanks, Jeff Lepa
-- Anonymous, January 29, 2000
Jeff in responce to your enquirory. 1 inside the cover is a color painting called the GOLD BUG BY Aarthur E. Becher 2 the first 38 pages have three aarticals or editorials (a) A Memoir signed W.H.R.(b) Aa Biography by jaames Russell Lowell (c) Aa Death artical or memoriaal by N.P.Willis 3.the first story starts on page 39 and is "The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaall. Does this help place these books printed 1903 by P.F. Collier & Son Titled the works of Edger Aallan Poe ( The Raven Edition) George Kohl at Gkohl@Caspers.net
-- Anonymous, January 30, 2000