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The American Review: A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art, and Science. New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845.

The American Review contains the first publication of Poe's poem, "The Raven."

Les poemes d'Edgar Poe

Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849.
Les poèmes d'Edgar Poe; traduction en prose de Stéphane Mallarmé, avec portrait et illustrations par Édouard Manet. Paris: L. Vanier, 1889.

Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), French poet and leader of the Symbolist movement in poetry, translated Poe's works. Edouard Manet (1832-1883), the pivotal artist in the development of French Impressionism, contributed the illustrations.

The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849.
The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe: With Original Memoir; illustrated by F. R. Pickersgill, R.A., John Tenniel, Birket Foster, Felix Darley. London: Sampson Low, 1858.

This lavish production included illustrations by some of the most popular illustrators of the nineteenth century. The illustration shown is by John Tenniel, best known for his illustrations for Alice in Wonderland.

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849.
The Raven; illustrated by Gustave Doré, title vignette by Elihu Vedder. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884.

Gustave Doré (1832-1883) was one of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late nineteenth century. His dramatic woodcut designs reflected the romantic style of the French Academy. Employing a staff of over forty wood engravers, Doré produced more than ninety illustrated books.

Gift of C. Porter Schutt


Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849.
Poems. East Aurora, N.Y.: Roycrofters, 1901.

For this edition, the title-page and ornaments were printed from designs by Samuel Warner, the typography by Andrew Andrews.

Roycroft was a handicraft community founded in East Aurora, New York, by Elbert Hubbard in 1894. Influenced by William Morris and the British Arts and Crafts Movement, the Roycrofters produced books, metalwork, furniture, and textiles. Hubbard set up a community that was to be self-sufficient, based on pre-industrial agrarian ideals where artisans and their families lived and worked in healthy, idyllic conditions. The success of the Roycroft community began to decline after Hubbard's death in 1915, but production continued until 1938.

John DePol.
Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849. Wood engraving in two colors, 1958.

This edition consisted of seven artist proofs. John DePol is an internationally-known wood engraver, printer, and typographer. Among his many publications is an edition of Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum (1991). This portrait of Poe was one of a series on literary figures that DePol produced in the 1950s.

John DePol Collection

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