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Collections of Scholarly Notes

Hodgens, Richard M. Typescript notes graciously loaned to us. They deal with similarities between Eureka and a number of documents, especially the lectures of John Pringle Nichol.

Mabbott, Thomas Ollive (TOM). Mabbott Papers, University of Iowa, Iowa City. Preliminary notes that Mabbott had prepared with an eye to further volumes of his edition. The notes are in various forms, and often several stages exist for a single work. Many have been painstakingly typed, under Maureen Mabbott's supervision, we believe, sometimes from rough handwritten notes, sometimes from marginal jottings. Scholars using them should be aware that they are very preliminary; some are essentially notes by TOM to himself. The [[They]] should not be trusted for the wording of quotations. TOM seems often to have made notations from memory and in haste, planning to check for exact wording at a later stage of his work. But the notes, which are in the hands of librarians sympathetic to scholarship, are very useful and saved us many hours.


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Bielfeld, Jacob Friedrich. Les premiers traits de l’erudition universelle ou analyse abregee de toutes les sciences, des beaux-arts et des belles-lettres. 3 vols. Leiden: Sam. and Jean Luchtmans, 1767. [page 170:]

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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Vol. 1, ed. Ernest Hartley Coleridge. London: Oxford University Press, 1912. Reprint. London: Oxford University Press, 1975. There are several later reprints. We consulted a 1975 reprint.

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Dayan, Joan. Fables of Mind: An Inquiry into Poe's Fiction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Dick, Thomas. The Christian Philosopher; or, The Connection of Science and Philosophy with Religion. Glasgow, 1823. The first American edition is New York, G. and C. Carvill, 1826.

Disraeli, Isaac. Curiosities of Literature. Various editions of this work, in part or whole, have appeared since the first (London: J. Murray, 1791). We refer to the 1853 edition: Curiosities of Literature and The Literary Character Illustrated by Disraeli along with Curiosities of American Literature by Rufus Griswold. New York: Leavitt and Allen, 1853.

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Holman, Harriet R. “Hog, Bacon, Ram, and Other ‘Savans’ in Eureka: Notes toward Decoding Poe's Encyclopedic Satire.” Poe Newsletter 2 (Oct. 1969): 49-55.

——. “Splitting Poe's ‘Epicurean Atoms’: Further Speculation on the Literary Satire of Eureka.” Poe Studies 5 (Dec. 1972): 33-37.

Holt, Palmer C. “Poe and H. N. Coleridge's Greek Classic Poets: Pinikidia,”Politian,’ and ‘Morella’ Sources.” American Literature 34 (March 1962): 8-30.

Humboldt, Friederich Heinrich Alexander von. Kosmos. Stuttgart, 1845. Cosmos. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1845. A pirated translation. Poe had seen at least the first half of the first volume of this version (¶232n).

——. Cosmos. Translated by Elise C. Otte. London: H. G. Bohn, 1849.

Huxley, Aldous. Vulgarity in Literature. London: Chatto and Windus, 1930.

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Ketterer, David. “Protective Irony and ‘The Full Design’ of Eureka.” In Poe as Literary Cosmologer: Studies on Eureka: A Symposium. Edited by Richard P. Benton, 46-55. Hartford: Transcendental Books, 1975.

Krutch, Joseph Wood. Edgar Allan Poe: A Study in Genius. New York: Knopf, 1926.

Laplace, Pierre-Simon. Exposition du systeme du monde. Paris: lmpr. du Cercle-Social, An IV de la Republique francaise [1796]. Translation. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1809.

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——. “Poe and American Society.” Canadian Review of American Studies 9,1 (Spring 1978): 16-33.

——. “Scholarly Strategy: The Poe Case.” American Quarterly 17 (Spring 1965): 13244.

Levine, Stuart, and Susan F. Levine. “History, Myth, Fable, and Satire: Poe's Use of Jacob Bryant.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 21 (4th Quarter 1975): 197-213.

——.. “ ‘How to’ Satire: Cervantes, Marryat, Poe.” Modern Language Studies 16 (Summer 1986): 15-26. [page 172:]

Maddison, Carol Hopkins. “Poe's Eureka.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 2 (1960): 350-67. Examines possible links of Eureka to Roger Boscovich, SJ., Theoria Philosophise Naturalis redacta, ad unicam legem virium in natura existentium (Vienna, 1758, republished in Venice, 1763), to Alexander Humbolt, and to William Whewell's Astronomy and General Physics Considered with Reference to Natural Theology (?; Maddison gives no dates).

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Mill, John Stuart. A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive; Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence and the Methods of Scientific Investigation. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1846. We use this edition because of the likelihood that Poe had access to it.

Milton, John. “Comus.” In An Oxford Anthology of English Poetry. Edited by Howard Foster Lowry, Willard Thorp, and Howard C. Horsford. New York: Oxford University Press, 1956.

Moldenhauer, Joseph J., comp. A Descriptive Catalog of Edgar Allan Poe Manuscripts in the Humanities Research Library, the University of Texas at Austin. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1973.

Montaigne, Michel de, Essays. Translated by Charles Cotton; edited by W. Carew Hazlett, book 2, ch. 27. New York: A. L. Burt, n.d.

Nelson, Roland, W. “Apparatus for a Definitive Edition of Poe's Eureka. “In Studies in, the American Renaissance. Edited by Joel Myerson, 161-205. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978.

Nichol, John Pringle. Views of the Architecture of the Heavens. Edinburgh, 1837. Reprinted as Views of the Architecture of the Heavens: In a Series of Letters to a Lady. 2d ed. Edinburgh: Tait, 1838.

——. Views of Astronomy. New York: Greeley and McElrath, 1848.

Omans, Glen A. “ ‘Intellect, Taste and the Moral Sense’: Poe's Debt to Immanuel Kant.” In Studies in the American Renaissance. Edited by Joel Myerson, 123-68. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1980.

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Pascal, Blaise. Pensies et opuscules. Edited by M. Leon Brunschvicg. Paris: Librairie Hachette 1923 (?).

——. Pensees / The Provincial Letters. Introduction by W. F. Trotter. New York: Modern Library, 1941.

Poe, Edgar Allan. Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Vol. 1: Complete Poems. Edited by Thomas Ollive Mabbott. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969. Reprint. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000. The Harvard volumes are numbered consecutively. Volume 1 contains Poe's poems, volumes 2 and 3, Tales & Sketches. In the Illinois reprint, there is no consecutive numbering. Thus a citation to “Collected [page 173:] Works 3” directs readers either to volume 3 of the Harvard or the second volume of “Tales and Sketches” in the Illinois edition. Contents of the two editions are identical.

——. Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Vol. 2: Tales and Sketches, 1831-1842. Edited by Thomas Ollive Mabbott. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1978. Reprint. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000.

——. Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Vol. 3: Tales and Sketches, 1843-1849. Edited by Thomas Ollive Mabbott. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1978. Reprint. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000.

——. Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited by Burton R. Pollin. Vol. 1: The Imaginary Voyages: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym / The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall / The Journal of Julius Rodman. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1981.

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——. Eureka: A Prose Poem / New Edition with Line Numbers, Exploratory, Essay, and Bibliographical Guide. Edited by Richard P. Benton. Hartford: Transcendental Books, 1973. A facsimile edition.

——. The Letters of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited by John Ward Ostrom. Cambridge: Har-yard University Press, 1948. 2 vols. Reprint with supplement. New York: Gordian Press, 1966.

——. The Rationale of Verse. Edited by J. Arthur Greenwood. Princeton: Wolfhart Book, 1968. Although Greenwood says modestly that he will withdraw his book when a good edition of the essay appears, he should not. His book is too useful and goes into matters which, although not appropriate for a general edition, are interesting. The volume is also charming, quirky, and frank.

——. The Raven and Other Poems. Edited by Thomas Ollive Mabbott. New York: Facsimile Text Society, 1942. A facscimile [[facsimile]] of the 1845 edition of Poe's poems: T. [[J.]] Lorimer Graham's copy with Poe's handwritten corrections.

——. The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited by Harold Beaver. New York: Penguin, 1976.

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