Calvin Frederick Stephen Thomas


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(Born: August 5, 1808 - Died: September 19, 1876)

American printer and publisher. He is best remembered today as the printer for Poe’s first collection of poetry, Tamerlane and Minor Poems (1827).

 

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  • Forgery: E. A. Poe to C. F. S. Thomas - undated, but supposedly 1827  (Notes about printing “Tamerlane.” Revealed as a J. Cosey forgery by Charles Hamilton.)

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  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, “Introduction,” Tamerlane and Other Poems, New York: Facsimile Text Society, 1941, pp. v-lxvi (specifically pp. xx-xxvii)
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.
  • Wegelin, Oscar, “The Printer of Poe’s Tamerlane,” New York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, January 1940, 24:23-25

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