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"Psalm 139th" Poem by Edgar Allan Poe's Brother Edgar Allan Poe's brother, William Henry Leonard Poe (1807-1831), published a number of poems and stories before his early death at age twenty-four. This is the… Bound Journal February 3, 1827
"Sonnet-- To Science" in The Casket Edgar Poe's early poem "Sonnet--To Science" first appeared in his second book Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems in 1829. A revised version was printed in The… Bound Journal 1830
"The Bells" Illustrated by Edmund Dulac French illustrator Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) first published an edition of The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe in 1912. The illustrations here are from A… Photomechanical Prints 1928
"The Bells" in Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art This is the first printing of Poe's poem "The Bells." Though Poe wrote the poem in 1848, it was not printed until after his October 1849 death. In June, 1849, Poe… Bound Journal 1849
"The Purloined Letter" in Chamber's Edinburgh Journal Shortly after the first printing of Poe's detective story "The Purloined Letter" in October 1844 in the anthology The Gift, the story was reprinted in abridged form… Magazine November 30, 1844
A Confession of the Awful and Bloody Transactions in the Life of Charles Wallace, the Fiend-like Murderer of Miss Mary Rogers This 1851 hoax pamphlet claims to record the confession of the murderer of Mary C. Rogers. The unsolved 1841 murder of Mary Rogers inspired Poe's short story "The… Pamphlet 1851
Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems Only 18 copies remain of Poe's second book, which was his first book to be distributed. It was published shortly after Poe had hired a substitute to serve in his… book 1829
Algernon Swinburne's Copy of Tamerlane This is the first British edition of Poe's first book, Tamerlane. Published in 1884, the book contains a facsimile of what, at the time, was considered the only… book 1884
Book Autographed by Edgar Allan Poe for Lousia Ann Lynch Edgar Allan Poe presented this copy of The New Gift and Juvenile Souvenir for 1836 to Louisa Anna Lynch. He inscribed the book "To/ Miss Louisa Ann Lynch/ with the… Book ca.1836
Book Autographed by Jane Mackenzie Jane Mackenzie was the sister of Edgar Allan Poe's sister Rosalie Mackenzie Poe's foster father William Mackenzie. She and her sister-in-law Jane Scott Mackenzie… book 1834
Boston Recorder for June 17, 1820 This newspaper was edited by Nathaniel Willis (1780-1870). Willis was a Boston editor and publisher who established the newspapers Eastern Argus and Boston Recorder… Newspaper June 17, 1820
Charles Baudelaire's Translation of Eureka The French poet and critic Charles Baudelaire devoted much of his career to translating Poe's works into French and popularizing Poe in France. Eureka was Poe's… Book 1863
Der Rabe (The Raven) Movie Poster This is a German language poster for the 1963 film "The Raven" directed by Roger Corman and starring Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Hazel Court, and Jck… Movie Poster 1963
Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel Movie Poster This poster promotes the West German film "Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel," which was also released under the titles "The Blood Demon," "The Torture Chamber of… Movie Poster 1967
Etching of Poe by Lewis Lefort This etching (a kind of print made by etching lines into a prepared metal printing plate using acid) was made in 1892, well after the subject's death in 1849. The… Etching on Paper 1892
First Dutch Translation of "The Purloined Letter" A little over two years after Poe wrote it, J.L. Van Der Vliet translated Poe's 1844 detective story "The Purloined Letter" into Dutch for the January 1847 issue of… Magazine January 1847
First Edition of Eureka Eureka (1848) was Edgar Allan Poe's last book, and he considered it his masterpiece. In a July 7, 1849 letter to his mother-in-law Maria Clemm, Poe wrote, "I have… book 1848
First English Edition of The Raven and Other Poems Published in London in 1846 (the year after the collection was first published by the same publishers in New York), this book uses the same sheets as the American… Book 1846
First Printing of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" This is the first printing of the first detective story, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." The story first appeared in the April 1841 issue of… Bound Volume 1841
First Printing of "The Pit and the Pendulum" in The Gift The Gift was an annual anthology or gift book. Such gift books had their origins in Germany, and the first such gift book was published in the United States… book 1842
First Printing of "The Purloined Letter" from The Gift The Gift was an annual anthology or gift book. Such gift books had their origins in Germany, and the first such gift book was published in the United States… book 1844
First Printing of "The Tell-Tale Heart" from The Pioneer Edgar Allan Poe's popular short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" first appeared in the inaugural issue (January 1843) of the Boston magazine The Pioneer, edited by poet… Magazine January 1843
First Printing of "William Wilson" in The Gift The Gift was an annual anthology or gift book. Such git books had their origins in Germany, and the first such gift book was published in the United States appeared… Book 1839
Notice of "The Pit and the Pendulum" in the Literary Gazette The October 1842 issue of the Literary Gazette and Quarterly Advertizer contains notices of the anthologies The Gift and The Poets and Poetry of America. Poe… Newspaper October 1842
Parody of "The Bells" from The Tomahawk This parody of Poe's poem "The Bells" appears in the October 19, 1867 issue of the British magazine The Tomahawk: A Saturday Journal of Satire. The anonymously… Magazine October 19, 1867
Parody of "The Raven" from The Tomahawk This British magazine, The Tomahawk: A Saturday Journal of Satire," published July 27, 1867 contains a parody of Poe's poem "The Raven." The anonymously authored… Magazine July 27, 1867
Philadelphia Saturday Courier for October 22, 1831 This newspaper contains an announcement on the back page for a short story contest Poe would enter. Poe submitted five stories to the contest, but another author,… Newspaper October 22, 1832
Poe's Works in the American Review Among Poe's major works that had their first appearances in the American Review were "The Raven" (February 1845), "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" (December… Bound Journals 1845-1852
Poe's Father in the Columbian Centinel for November 8, 1806 Edgar Allan Poe's father, David Poe Jr. (1784-1810?) is listed as playing the role of Bellmour in the November 10 performance of the tragedy jane Shore by N. Rowe. … Newspaper November 8, 1811
Poe's Mother in The Coumbian Centinel for November 12, 1806 Edgar Allan Poe's mother Eliza Poe is listed as appearing in the role of Fanny in the comedy The Clandestine Marriage on November 12, 1806. The Clandestine Marriage… Newspaper November 12, 1806
Poe's Parents in the Boston Gazette for 1806-1807 Edgar Allan Poe's parents, the actors David Poe, Jr. (1784-1810?) and Eliza Poe (1787-1811) were married in April 1806 in Richmond. In October 1806, they appeared… Bound Newspapers September 1, 1806-August 24, 1807
Poe's Parents in The Columbian Centinel for October 29, 1806 Edgar Allan Poe's father, David Poe, Jr. is listed in this Boston newspaper as appearing in the role of Sir George Touchwood in Mrs. Cowley's comedy Belle's… Newspaper October 29, 1806
Poe's Prospectus for the Penn Magazine The October 31, 1840 issue of the Daily Chroncle contains Poe's prospectus for the Penn Magazine, a journal he hoped to establish. Starting his own magazine was a… Newspaper October 31, 1840
Poems of 1831 The first owner of this book, Ben B. Harden, inscribed it with a note voicing his dissatisfaction with Poe's poetry contained within. Although it is dedicated to… book 1831
Reviews of Edgar Allan Poe's Parents in The Polyanthos Joseph T. Buckingham, Editor of the monthly Boston literary magazine The Polyanthos, gives mixed reviews of Edgar Allan Poe's performances as actors on the Boston… Bound Journal Volume 4 (December 1806-March 1807)
Rosalie Poe's Book of Sheet Music Edgar Allan Poe's sister Rosalie Mackenzie Poe used this book of sheet music while playing her piano forte, which is also in the Poe Museum's collection. When Poe's… Volume containing 32 books of sheet music
Script for Veroni (Play Featuring Edgar Allan Poe's Mother) Edgar Allan Poe's mother, Eliza Poe, played the part of Veronica in this November 1809 performance of M.G. Lewis's Veroni: Or the Novice of St. Mark's. Eliza had… Script 1809
Sheet Music for "The Raven" by David Scattergood This 1865 booklet contains engravings and sheet music for Poe's poem "The Raven," which had originally been published twenty years earlier in 1845. Poe had died in… booklet 1865
Southern Literary Messenger Autographed by Anna C. Lynch This copy of the December 1852 issue of the Southern Literary Messenger bears the autograph of New York writer Anna Charlotte Lynch. The Southern Literary Messenger… Magazine December 1852
Southern Literary Messenger for April 1835 Poe began his career in journalism with Richmond's Southern Literary Messenger. The April 1835 issue contains the first printing of his short story "Morella" as… Magazine 1835
Tales of Terror Movie Poster This is a poster advertising a Spanish dubbed release of the 1962 American International film "Tales of Terror" directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price,… Movie Poster 1962
Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque This is Edgar Allan Poe's first published collection of short stories. Though he had tried as early as 1834 to publish such a volume, it was not until 1840 that… Two Volumes, Vol.I 243pp, Vol.II 228pp 1839
The Burning of the Theatre in Richmond Virginia The complete title of this engraving is "The Burning of the Theater in Richmond, Virginia on the Night of 26th December, 1811" The piece was published by B. Tanner… Engraving 1812
The Fall of the House of Usher Movie Poster Theis is a poster for a Spanish-language release of the American International film "The Fall of the House of Usher," which was also known as "House of Usher." This… Movie Poster 1960
The Foundling of the Forest This is the script for a play in which Poe's mother, Eliza Arnold Hopkins Poe (1787-1811), performed. Her name appears in the cast as on the second page of this… Script 1809
Tragic Almanack for 1843 The cover of this almanac bears an illustration of the murder of Mary Rogers. Known as the "Beautiful Cigar Girl," Miss Rogers was a popular hostess at Anderson's… Pamphlet 1842