Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1894; 1895; 1896; 1899; 1901. Later edition. Hardcover. 10 vol. 8vo. , vii-xi, , 3-342, ; , 3-334, ; , 3-325, ; , 3-297, ; , 3-361, ; , v-vii, , xi-xxvi, , 3-331, ; , 3-349, ; , vii-viii, , 3-352, ; , 317, ; , v-xxv, , 313,  pp. Green cloth with gold lettering and decorations on each spine; top edges gilt. Title pages printed in orange and black or in red and black. Volume one illustrated with a steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of a young Poe and with four additional plates; volume two with a frontispiece daguerreotype of Poe and three additional plates; volume three with a daguerreotype frontispiece of an older Poe and three additional plates; volume four with a frontispiece portrait of Poe and three additional plates; volume five with a frontispiece portrait and three additional plates; volume six with a frontispiece portrait of Poe and a plate depicting Poe's cottage at Fordham college; volume seven with a frontispiece portrait of Poe, another portrait of Poe, and a plate depicting a facsimile of Poe's "Marginalia" manuscript; volume eight illustrated by a frontispiece portrait of Poe's mother in her youth and by a photograph of the Allen mansion; volume nine with a frontispiece portrait of Virginia Clemm, Poe's wife, and a drawing of the Manor School House; volume ten with an engraved frontispiece of Poe, a plate with a daguerreotype portrait of Poe, and four plates with drawings of scenes from Poe's poetry; a few volumes also contain in-text drawings. Illustrations by Albert Edward Sterner. BAL 16168. Volumes one through four and volume ten are the first editions of the Stone and Kimball printing, with the others reprinted either in 1896, 1899, or 1901. Edited and collected by Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry. Volumes one through five collect Poe's tales of the grotesque and arabesque and his tales of adventure and exploration; volumes six, seven, and eight collect Poe's essays in literary criticism; volume nine collects Poe's Eureka and Miscellanies; volume ten collects Poe's poems. Poe was a principal and early contributor to gothic horror and tales of the macabre. To this day he remains a treasured American literary figure. An attractive example of this late 19th-century set of Poe's unsettling literature, eerie but beautiful poetry, and literary essays. Very Good. Item #00009634
A Very Good set with light wear to the boards including minor soiling to the front boards of three volumes, with volume one showing a small concavity to its spine and a small green mark to its fore-edge (likely from the cloth); leaves are largely clean with an occasional spot of foxing and a few tiny creases to the last few leaves in volume seven.