The Ladies' Companion. A Monthly Magazine Embracing Every Department of Literature. Volumes XVIII (18) November 1842 - April 1843 and XIX (19) May 1843 - October 1843
by [Poe, Edgar Allan]
New York: William W. Snowden, 1842-1843. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of all three parts of Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Mystery of Marie Roget", which is based on the actual murder of Mary Cecilia Rogers. (November 1842, pages 15-20; December 1842, pages 93-99; and February 1843, pages 162-167.) Both volumes are bound together in three-quarter brown leather boards with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Rubbing to covers, wear to edges of boards, and marking "WB" in orange to front cover. Spine is slightly rolled. With 36 of the 37 full page steel engravings including several fashion plates (lacks embroidery plate from Volume 18). Offsetting from several plates and spots of foxing throughout, but clean and bright overall. Volume 18 is 308 pages; Volume 19 is 307 pages. PER/010417.
(Inventory #: 31542)
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