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The Conqueror Worm

POE, EDGAR ALLAN. “The Conqueror Worm” in Graham’s Magazine

Philadelphia, January 1843

Original wrappers, detached.

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.”

Rare in original wrappers.