Edgar Allan Poe in Special Collections

What better way to celebrate Halloween in Special Collections and University Archives at UMD than with the terrifying works of Edgar Allan Poe! Standing out among the illustrated and early editions of Poe works in our collection, is the recent acquisition of a first edition copy of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven and Other Poems, published in 1845.

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Here are illustrations from a few of the many Poe books we have in Special Collections. Visit the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library to see some of these and other spooky rare books!

Edgar Allan Poe. 'The complete works of Edgar Allan Poe' New York: Putnam, [c1902]

Edgar Allan Poe. ‘The complete works of Edgar Allan Poe’ New York: Putnam, [c. 1902]

"Bon-Bon," Edgar Allan Poe. 'The complete works of Edgar Allan Poe' New York: Putnam, [c1902]

“Bon-Bon,” Edgar Allan Poe. ‘The complete works of Edgar Allan Poe’ New York: Putnam, c1902. Illustration by T.S. Coburn.

'Metzengerstein' Edgar Allan Poe.  'Tales of Mystery & Imagination' With 16 aquatints by William Sharp. New York: Garamond Press, 1941.

‘Metzengerstein’ Edgar Allan Poe. ‘Tales of Mystery & Imagination’ With 16 aquatints by William Sharp. New York: Garamond Press, 1941.

Edgar Allan Poe. 'The works of Edgar Allan Poe' Frontispiece painting by Arthur E. Becher. New York, P. F. Collier, 1903

Edgar Allan Poe. ‘The works of Edgar Allan Poe’ Frontispiece painting by Arthur E. Becher. New York, P. F. Collier, 1903

Edgar Allan Poe. 'The Raven' Easthampton, Mass.: Cheloniidae Press, 1986.

Edgar Allan Poe. ‘The Raven’ Easthampton, Mass.: Cheloniidae Press, 1986.

Edgar Allan Poe. 'The Raven.' Illustrated by Gustave Doré. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884.

Edgar Allan Poe. ‘The Raven.’ Illustrated by Gustave Doré. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884.

'The Fall of the House of Usher' Edgar Allan Poe.  'Tales of Mystery & Imagination' With 16 aquatints by William Sharp. New York: Garamond Press, 1941.

‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ Edgar Allan Poe. ‘Tales of Mystery & Imagination’ With 16 aquatints by William Sharp. New York: Garamond Press, 1941.

To see more illustrations from these and other books, check out our Haunted Special Collections album on Flickr!

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