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I have a collection of Edgar Allan Poe Books The complete works of Edgar Allan Poe In ten volumes with sixty photogravures Annabell Edition G.P. Putnam and sons 1902 I can not find it on the internet. Can someone here please help me. Thank You.

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2003



I haven't come across the 'Annabell Edition' before, but Putnam's offered (at least) two different 1902 editions, both of them in very limited numbers. The 'Arnheim Edition' was limited to 500, and the 'Eldorado Edition' to just over 1000.

If you have the complete set and they are in near perfect condition, you should consult a good book dealer before selling them. The two editions mentioned above, if in very good shape, can sell for anywhere between $500 and $1000.

Hope this helps.

-- Anonymous, February 19, 2003

These 10-volume sets are very common, and printed by lots of publishers around the same time. (Only the editions edited about that time by Woodberry and Stedman, and by J. A. Harrison, in 17 volumes, are of any real value.) The number of copies printed in each edition may be limited, but the number of copies available in various "named" editions make them virtually unlimited. Unless there is something very special about the bindings or illustrations, they are generally worth less than $100.

-- Anonymous, February 19, 2003

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