Image 1 - A first edition of Poe’s first published work, Tamerlane and Other Poems. Published anonymously, Poe paid to have Tamerlane privately printed in 1827. The Tane copy is one of 12 known surviving copies worldwide, and of those, one of two that is privately owned.
Image 2 - This coffin fragment was obtained when Poe’s body was relocated from the Poe family plot to a new marble monument in the burial yard of Westminster Hall in Baltimore. It is framed with along with a picture of Poe and a note by the author that acknowledges the receipt of five dollars from the Southern Literary Messenger, the Richmond literary magazine Poe edited in the 1830s.
Image 3 - An original manuscript of “To Zante.” This 14-line sonnet, part of a letter from Poe to Richard Stoddard, is about Poe’s first love and eventual bride-to-be Elmira Royster, a great source of inspiration for the author.