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Poe’s first book fetches a record price

The very first book by Edgar Allan Poe sold on Friday for $662,500 to an unidentified American collector. This book was the 1827 first edition copy of poems by Poe. According to reports this has set a record for a 19th century book of poetry.

At 18 years old Edger begun his writing career by printing 50 copies of his first book of poems, but did not attach his name to them. The first edition copy came from the library of William E. Self. His most famous poem is “The Raven.”

Edgar Allan Poe was considered part of the American Romantic Movement, and he was best known for macabre and mystery. Poe was also considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre.

http://www.inentertainment.co.uk/20091206/poes-first-book-fetches-a-record-price/