I have one of The Works of Edgar Allan Poe..Volume VII..greenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
I have a realy small book that is called The Works of Edgar Allan Poe..The book has to be pretty old and its Volume VII of his works..I would like to no if this is one of his original books and what is the value of it..I have been to the library and they always give me the run around...can u please help me out..I think this book may be very valuable...The book is only 3 1/4 by 5 1/4....I have tried to take very good care of this because i no one of my past english teacher told me it was very important book..and i am 46 now...can u please help me out with this or tell me where to go about this book.
-- Anonymous, April 16, 2001
If you were to give details about the publisher or publication date (although it sounds as if you are lacking the latter) it would be a great deal easier to help you.
However, in the absence of this information, what you probably have is a single volume from James A. Harrison's 1902 'Complete Works', the so-called 'Virginia Edition'.
This is not particularly rare, and while a complete set of all 17 original volumes would be of interest to a collector, if you like the book you own, I wouldn't worry too much about its value.
-- Anonymous, April 17, 2001