Rejected — “Poets and Poetry of America by Lavante”


Rejected by Mabbott (Poems, 1:510). William S. Young was a printer in Philadelphia.


Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Poets and Poetry of America by Lavante” — 1847, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Poets and Poetry of America: A Satire, by Lavante” — 1847 — (Philadelphia: William S. Young)



  • “Poets and Poetry of America by Lavante” — 1848 — (Philadelphia: William S. Young) (Either a reprint or, more likely, a reissue of the earlier pages with a cover bearing a new date)


Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Poets and Poetry of America by Lavante” — 1887 — (New York, printed by Oliver Leigh)


Comparative and Study Texts:

Instream Comparative and Study Texts:

  • None


Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • None.



  • 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.


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