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Text: Edgar Allan Poe, Tales, 1845, front and back covers






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     "Sundry citizens of this  good  land,  meaning well,  and hoping  well,
  prompted  by a  certain  something  in their nature,  have trained  them-
 selves  to do service in various Essays,  Poems,  Histories,  and books of
 Art, Fancy, and Truth."
ADDRESS OF THE AMERICAN COPY-RIGHT CLUB.
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WILEY AND PUTNAM'S
 
 

LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BOOKS.

 
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NO. II
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T A L E S.
   
BY
   
EDGAR A POE.
 

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NEW YORK AND LONDON.
 
WILEY AND PUTNAM, 161 BROADWAY: 6 WATERLOO PLACE.

 
Price, Fifty Cents.





Edgar Allan Poe - Tales (1845) - front cover







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WILEY AND PUTNAM'S
LIBRARY OF CHOICE READING.
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"BOOKS WHICH ARE BOOKS."
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List of the Volumes already Published.
     No. 1. — EOTHEN; OR, TRACES OF TRAVEL IN THE EAST .. 0 50
                                            "The picked book of the season." — Newark Advertiser.
                                            "Full to overflowing of fine sense." — Examiner.
                                            "One of the cleverest books ever written." — N. Y. Post.
           2. — MARY SCHWEIDLER, THE AMBER WITCH  . . . . . .  0 37
                                            "A beautiful fiction worthy of De Foe." Quarterly Review.
                                            "The most remarkable production of the day." Cin. Chron.
                                            "Not even surpassed by the 'Vicar of Wakefield' " Dem. Rev.
           3.— UNDINE AND SINTRAM, BY FOUQUE  . . . . . . . . . . .  0 50
                                            "The rarest essence of romantic genius." Dem. Review.
                                            "Full of depth of thought and poetic feeling." Macintosh.
                                            "This charming tale cannot be too widely read." Newark Adv.
           4. — LEIGH HUNT'S IMAGINATION AND FANCY  . . . . . . 0 50
                                            "Beautifully, earnestly, eloquently written." Westmin. Rev.
                                            "Justly called a feast of nectared sweets." Examiner.
                                            "A delicious volume of illustrative criticisms." Art Union.
           5. — DIARY OF LADY WILLOUGHBY  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  0 25
                                            "Though a fiction of profound religious interest." Church.
                                            "A beautiful, affecting, and instructive record." Athenæum.
                                            "It is a true heart-book which all must admire." Willis.
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                                            "They display much originallity and genius." Ency. Britan.
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                                            "This is a very witty and amusing book." New World.
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                                            "Livelyand piquant satirical sketches." Courier.
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                                            "This book is a vastly superior one." Spectator.
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       15. — ZSCHOKKE'S TALES, BY PARKE GODWIN, PART 1,   0 50
                                            "All this author's fictions are finely written." — Tribune.
                                            "Distinguished for their good moral tendency." — Evangelist.
                                            "Will prove a profitable companion to the young." — Church.
  16, 19. — HOOD'S PROSE AND VERSE, 2 PARTS, each . . . . . . . . 0 38
                                            "These volumes are some of the best of the series." Courier.
                                            "Contain many charming and amusing pieces." Tribune.
                                            "They are full of genius and inexhaustible wit." Edin. Rev.
        17. — HAZLITT'S CHARACTERS OF SHAKSPEARE . . . . . . .  0 50
                                            "Full of instruction and good taste." Journal of Commerce.
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                                            uine wit, abound in true pathos, and have a rich vein of humor
                                            running through them all." Alaric A. Watts.

A M E R I C A N   S E R I E S.
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                                            "A refreshing and delightful work." — Democratic Review.
                                            "Embodies much valuable information." — Evangelist.
                                            "It is very pleasantly written." — Tribune.
           2. — TALES BY EDGAR A. POE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 50
                                            "Characteristic tales of thrilling interest." — Boston Courier.
                                            "Written with much power and effect." — N. H. Courant.
                                            "Will be hailed by many as a rare treat." — N. Y. Post.
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                                            "Best book of travels ever published here." — Courier.
                                            "Daguerreotypes of Italy and her people." — Democratic Rev.
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IN PRESS.
                                LOCKHART'S LIFE OF BURNS.
                                MRS. JAMESON'S LIVES OF THE EARLY PAINTERS.
                                WALTON'S LIVES OF DONNE, WOTTON, &c.
                                THE SHAKESPEARE NOVELS — COMPLETE.
                                THE SEER; OR, COMMON PLACES REFRESHED. BY
                                         LEIGH HUNT.
                                HAZLITT'S TABLE TALK. SECOND SERIES.
                                WATERTON'S ESSAYS ON NATURAL HISTORY.
                                SIR HUMPHREY DAVY'S SALMONIA.
                                BOOK OF HUMAN CHARACTER. BY C. BUCKE.
                                MINSTREL LOVE, AND THIODOLPH. BY FOUQUE.
                                FULLER'S HOLY AND PROFANE STATE.
                                LIFE OF TALLEYRAND. BY W. M. THACKERAY.


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WILEY AND PUTNAM'S
 
 

LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BOOKS.

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 No. I. JOURNAL  OF  AN  AFRICAN  CRUISEREDITED  BY NATHAN-
             
NIEL HAWTHORNE.  50 cents. 
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ALES BY EDGAR A. POE. 50 cts.
       III. LETTERS FROM ITALY, BY J. T. HEADLEY.  50 cents.
       IV. THE WIGWAM  AND THE CABINBY W. GILMORE SIMMS.
              50 cts.
         V. BIG ABLE AND THE  LITTLE MANHATTANBY CORNELIUS
              MATHEWS.  25 cts.
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       "Forest Life," &c.
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        TURE, & FICTION, BY W. G. SIMMS.

    WANDERINGS   OF   A  PILGRIM   UNDER   THE  SHADOW   OF  THE
        JUNGFRAU, BY GEORGE B. CHEEVER, D.D.
    THE FOREST AND THE PRAIRIE, BY JAMES HALL, Author of
         "Legends of the West," "Border Tales,"  &c., &c.
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Notes:

The covers shown were used only for copies issued in paper wrappers. The inner and back covers given above reflect the printings. The first printing featured an inner page which begins with "Tales and Works of Fiction"; an inner back cover which begins with "The Star of the Court"; and a back cover which lists only 3 titles under "Wiley and Putnam's Library of American Books." The spine reads: "POE'S TALES."







 
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