The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe (6 volumes)

The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe (6 volumes)

Edgar Allan Poe; John H Ingram

 Philadelphia : George Barrie, 1900


[Fine Binding with interesting Provenance: Paul Mellon's copy, with his leather and gold Oak Springs bookplate]  6 volume set.  Bound in 3/4 green morocco by James MacDonald (at Scottish binder active in New York).  Gilt ruled, over green boards.  Top edges gilt. Twenty original etchings, five photogravures and a new etched portrait. Biographical essay by John H. Ingram. 

Paul Mellon (1907-1999) was an American philanthropist and breeder/owner of thoroughbred racehorses. His fortune derived from the Mellon Bank created by his grandfather Thomas Mellon, his father Andrew W. Mellon, and his uncle Richard Mellon. His father was the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1921-1932). Mellon's Rokeby Stables owned many successful racehorses, including Kentucky Derby Winner Sea Hero. He was a trustee of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. He was created an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and was awarded the National Medal of Arts and Humanities in 1997. 

This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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