POE, EDGAR ALLAN
“The Conqueror Worm” in Graham’s Magazine. Philadelphia, January 1843
First printing of Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm,” the only poem Poe published in 1843. Mabbott describes this poem as “unsurpassed in its power and pessimism.” This issue also contains the first printing of Longfellow’s “The Belfry of Bruges” and William Cullen Bryant’s “A Northern Legend.”
POE, EDGAR ALLAN
“William Wilson” in The Gift for 1840. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1840 
FIRST EDITION. Contains the first printing of “William Wilson.” This allegorical tale of the soul’s encounter with the spectre conscience is deeply autobiographical. William Wilson shares Poe’s birthday, and the setting for the story recalls elements from Poe’s childhood school days in England as well as his university days at Charlottesville. This autobiographical tale of doubleness, which Robertson describes as “in my opinion the most profound expression of psychological introspection ever formulated,” holds important clues to Poe’s development as a child and young man.
(POE, E. A.)
“The Late Edgar Allan Poe” in Graham’s American Monthly Magazine.. Philadlephia, March 1850
First printing of Graham’s long letter to N. P. Willis defending Poe against Griswold’s slanders and discussing in great depth Poe”s character and their business dealings. Poe had edited Graham’s Magazine in he 180s, helping to make it a leading literary journal. Willis contributed a biographical essay to the two-volume Works of Poe edited by Griswold in 1850, the first collected works of Poe.
A rare survival.
The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger’s Revelations in Photography. Foreword by Phillip Prodger.. New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2016
First edition, one of 100 copies of the Deluxe Estate Edition, signed and numbered by the author and accompanied by your choice of one of four 8 x 10 inch archival pigment photographs (Einstein, Freud, Shaw, or Kahlo).