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A Tale of the Ragged Mountains

POE, EDGAR ALLAN. “A Tale of the Ragged Mountains” in Godey’s Lady’s Book

Philadelphia, April 1844

Original wrappers. 2 engravings, hand-colored fashion plate. Very good.

This contains the first printing of “A Tale of the Ragged Mountains” a tale combining the themes of reincarnation and mesmerism. Quinn wrote of this important tale:  “The realistic treatment of the supernatural was rarely better done by Poe.” This tale is set near the University of Virginia where Poe had been a student in 1826-7.

Rare in original wrappers.

$1,200