New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902.
Hardcover. This elegantly bound turn-of-the-century collection of the tales of Edgar Allan Poe is the perfect setting for his haunting prose, which is here illustrated in twenty-three atmospheric plates by Frederick Simpson Coburn and numerous lovely head and tailpieces for each and every chapter. Stories include: "The Gold-Bug," "The Black Cat," "The Assignation," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Tell-tale Heart," "Hop-Frog," "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," "The Cask of Amontillado," "MS. Found in a Bottle," "Berenice," "Morella," "Ligeia," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Masque of the Red Death," "A Descent into the Maelstrom," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Mystery of Marie Roget," "The Purloined Letter," "A Tale of Jerusalem," and "The Devil in the Belfry."
8 1/8" X 5 5/8". viii, 491pp. Navy cloth over boards, with upper board and spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Moderate wear to binding, with bumping and rubbing to extremities, small tears to head and tail of spine, and faint wax stain to upper board. Hinges tender. Binding remains sound. Previous owner's name, dated 1June 921, to front free endpaper. Pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout in 23 monochrome plates by Frederick Simpson Coburn, as well as lovely head and tailpiece illustrations. Very good. Item #5762