163pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked but for a small faint shadow from a former sticker on front endpaper. Binding tight, light wear to bottom edge of spine. Jacket has slight darkening to paper of spine, no chips or tears. Following the text is a very readable and intriguing notes and sources section. Evidence is presented that Poe indeed fatheredf an ill-fated child with Fanny Oagood while he was married to the ailing Virginia Clemm and she to Sam Osgood, inspiring the poem Ulalume. Sections: Prologue: Region of Sighs, Region of Weir, Epilogue, Appendix A: The Oil Portrait of Poe by S.S. Osgood, Appendix B: "Lulin, or The Diamond Fay" by Frances S. Osgood, Notes, Bibliography, Index. ISBN 0882296833. #2526.
Title: Plumes in the Dust. Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood.
Author: Walsh, John Evangelist
Edition: First Printing
Publisher: Chicago, Nelson-Hall: 1980
ISBN 13: 9780882296838
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Size: 8vo, 8.5 x 5.75 Inches
Seller ID: 2526
Keywords: Plumes in the Dust. Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood, John Evangelist Walsh, Literary Biography, Edgar Allan Poe, Fanny Osgood, Osgood Papers, Ulalume, Scandal, Nineteenth Century New York, Literari, Virginia Clemm Poe, Frances Sargent Osgood, Poe Criticism, Sam Osgood, Anne Lynch, Elizabeth F. Ellet, Margaret Fuller, Dr. John Francis, Poe Cottage, Mrs. Clemm, Rufus Griswold, Scandal, Feuding, Illegitimate Child of Poe and Osgood, Elizabeth Ellet, ,