"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM". Published by Carey and Hart, in Philadelphia, 1843. First Edition, First Issue published in a book titled The Gift , being a compilation of works by American authors and artists. Illustrated with 8 engravings with tissue guards, all of which are present. Original gilt decorated, full leather binding has moderate wear but is still attractive with beautiful ornate, floral gilt tooling on age toned leather.
The beautifully decorated spine is all original w/ worn edges and 2 small tears at the top of the spine. The text block gilt is worn.The covers are intact and the binding is tight and square. This is a true First Edition, First Issue with the date 1843 appearing on the spine, on the printed title page and on the engraved title page. The book has moderate foxing throughout w/ some obvious but not bad dampstains and soiling. The first few endpapers have some minor chipping to the readers edge. There are no markings and 2or 3 pages with minor insect damage to margin, not affecting text or illustrations.
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We do our best to be accurate and sometimes we have to guestimate. The item "RARE 1843 Pit and the Pendulum FIRST PRINTING Edgar A POE Leather Book Horror" is in sale since Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques".The seller is "shoebook" and is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Belize, Egypt, Iceland, Sri lanka, Martinique, Oman, Peru, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.