Graham's defense of Poe
(POE, E. A.). “The Late Edgar Allan Poe” in Graham’s American Monthly Magazine.
Philadlephia, March 1850
Original wrappers. Rear wrapper detached, torn, else very good.
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.