Gift Books and Annuals


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Sections:  Criticism    Bibliography


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Gift books were a popular phenomenon of the early part of the 19th century. They were especially noted for elaborate bindings and the prominent use of engravings as illustration and ornamentation. Poe himself published a number of works in gift books, most notably The Gift.

 

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  • Review of The Gift (for 1836)  (September 1835, text “A” — Southern Literary Messenger)

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  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches) , Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.

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