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I have a copy of Edgar A. Poe's " The Prose Tales of Edgar A. Poe" the copyright date in the cover is 1876 by W.J. Widdleton, New York. It says First Series inside. It is also inscripted Ella Roosevelt Thompson 23 August, 1881 on the first page. Could someone tell me anything about this book please.
-- Anonymous, February 22, 2001
The book is one of a three volume set printed in 1877 by W. J. Widdleton of New York and was originally issed as "Widdleton's Cheap Edition of Poe's Works". According to the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, it was originally printed as a paperback and sold for 50 cents a volume. It was later reprinted by A. C. Armstrong & Son of New York in 1884. As to the value, I would have no idea but if it is in good condition, you should check with an antique book dealer.
-- Anonymous, February 23, 2001
My answer is really not. I also have a book in question. It is called "Poe's Prose Tales" Macmillan's Pocket Classics. It is dated 1921. If you find any imformation on your book, please let me know where. Thanks, L.Outen
-- Anonymous, November 14, 2003