POE, Edgar Allan. The Murders In The Rue Morgue. (THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT OF "THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE" - 1841)
AUTHOR: POE, Edgar Allan
TITLE: The Murders In The Rue Morgue. (Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Volume XVIII & XIX).
PUBLISHER: Philadelphia: George Graham, 1841.
DESCRIPTION: THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT OF "THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE". 2 vols., 9-3/4" x 6-1/2", illustrated, some hand colored, the usual intermittent foxing throughout mostly on and adjacent to plate leaves and endpapers, pastedowns and endpapers toned, a few marginal closed tears to several leaves, better than it may sound. Bound in uniform contemporary 1/2 red morocco, gilt decorated and lettered spines.
CONDITION: Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine. A NICE SET in a VERY GOOD contemporary binding.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Considered the first detective story ever published. In addition to the above title, other Poe works which appear in these volumes include: Descent into the Maelstrum, Island of the Fay, Autography, Colloquy of Monos and Una, Never Bet Your Head, To Helen, and Israsel.