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    Sale 2508 | Lot 203
    Price Realized: $3,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2508 Lot 203

      POE, EDGAR ALLAN. The Murders in the Rue Morgue [in:] Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Contents comprise: Burton's Gentleman's Magazine, Volume VII (July-December), Numbers 1-6; Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine, Volume XVIII (January-June), Numbers 1-6. Bound in one volume. Illustrated with steel engraved hand-colored plates and mezzotints. Tall 8vo, period 1/2 brown calf, spine ruled in gilt with morocco lettering piece (label at spine foot mostly perished), extremities rubbed; intermittent foxing, dampstain to one plate. Philadelphia: George R. Graham, 1840-1841

      Estimate $1,500 - 2,500

      first printing of the first detective story. Other Poe contributions in this volume include Omniana, The Man of the Crowd, and A Descent Into the Maelström.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $3,250