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.