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70 Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849
Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems
Baltimore, Hatch & Dunning, 1829
Inscribed by Poe's sister, Rosalie Mackenzie Poe--"Presented to E. [name erased] by her Friend Rose M. Poe"--this uncut copy in the original boards, has the rare leaf before the text bearing the sonnet beginning, "Science! meet daughter of Old Time thou art...," and bears the bookplates of such notable collectors as Jacob Chester Chamberlain, Walter Thomas Wallace, Frank Brewer Bemis and Frank J. Hogan. The second of Poe's collections of poems to be published in book form, preceded only by the separate edition of Tamerlane which had appeared two years earlier, the entire edition probably did not exceed a hundred copies; only eleven are known to exist today.
Gift of Solton and Julia Engel

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