First Edition. Volume One, July to December 1837. Contemporary full polished calf, elaborately decorated in gilt, raised spine bands, leather spine labels, marbled endpapers. The first twelve issues of this monthly periodical best known for Edgar Allan Poe 's contributions to the 1840 volume. This volume includes a two page review of Charles Dickens' early works, and it is likely, according to Poe's bibliographer, Charles Heartman, to be the earliest American review of Dickens. The review included an illustrated portrait of "Boz", but all the plates were unfortunately removed from this volume. Very Good, considerable foxing, front inner hinge cracked but still firmly bound, lacks front free endpapers, leather with scuffing and wear.