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The poets and poetry of America : a satire / (by "Lavante", pub. in Philadelphia, 1847) ; With an introductory argument to prove that "Lavante" was Edgar Allan Poe ; and an appendix of notes by Geoffrey Quarles.

Main Author: Lavante.
Related Names: Leigh, Oliver. , Poe, Edgar Allan 1809-1849, Wilmer, Lambert A. d. 1863.
Language(s): English
Published: New York : Benjamin and Bell, 1887.
Note: "At various times writers have attributed the authorship of this amusing satire to Poe. After careful investigation they [i.e. Heartman and Rede] state emphatically and go positively on record that Edgar Allan Poe had nothing to do with this [item]" -- cf. Heartman, C.F. & Rede, K., A census of first editions and source materials by Edgar Allan Poe. v.1.
"By Albert A. Wilmer." Halkett and Laing. Dict. of anon. and pseudon. Eng. lit. New and enl. ed., 1932 ; also Cushing, Initials and pseudonyms. 2d ser., 1888. Probably a misprint for "Lambert A. Wilmer", whose authorship "Quarles" attempts to disprove in the Introductory argument. Cushing thinks that Quarles "is not probably Mr. Poe, but assumes his pseudonym to confuse matters".
With reproduction of original t.-p.
Physical Description: 36, 33,. [1], 11 p. ; 17 cm.
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