Sunday, December 6, 2009

Edgar Allan Poe

My dastardly fellow blogger and friend J.D. will be pleased to know that an 1827 volume of Edgar Allen Poe's first book sold for 662,500 dollars last week. A collection of poems that Poe compiled at age 18, it's entitled: "Tamerlane and Other Poems." At the time Poe only published 50 copies. Apparently, there are only 12 first editions left in the big wide world.

1 comment:

the author said...

Yes, I heard about this. I have one of the other copies in the glove compartment of my car.