"MADMAN! I TELL YOU THAT SHE NOW STANDS WITHOUT THE DOOR!":
POE, Edgar Allan. Tales. New York, 1845.
First edition, third printing of “the first important book of detective stories, the first and the greatest, the cornerstone of cornerstones” (Queen’s Quorum 1). Includes Poe’s greatest tales, among them “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Gold-Bug.” $8500.