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Poe’s Tamerlane Book Sold for $660K

Recession? What recession? Edgar Allan Poe’s first book, “Tamerlane and Other Poems,” has been sold at auction for a record price of $662,500: “This is known as the black tulip of U.S. literature,” said Francis Wahlgren, head of books and manuscripts at Christie’s in New York, which expects to get from $500,000 to $700,000 for the [...]