Tales of Mystery and Imagination

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $6,500.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


382 pp. Number 32 of 170 deluxe limited edition signed by illustrator Harry Clarke on limitations page. Full vellum with gilt design and rules on front, gilt lettering on spine. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Frontispiece and 23 full-page black and white, half-tone illustrations by Clarke, all with tissue guards. Title page vignette and head and tail pieces throughout by Clarke. Twenty-nine tales including "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Murders in the Rue Morge," "The Mystery of Marie Roget," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Gold Bug." Boards are slightly bowed, extremities lightly scuffed, head of spine bumped, and some soil spots on front. Vellum is wrinkled on spine and lower front joint. End pages foxed. Binding is very secure. Text block is very clean and tight throughout. Poe inspired modern mystery, science fiction and horror. Clarke's illustrations perfectly capture the macabre and the beautiful in the text. His work is compared to Aubrey Beardsley, Kay Nielson and Edmund Dulac. A stunning pairing of the arts of literature and illustration. A handsome copy of an extremely scarce and impressive work.

Title: Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Author Name: Poe, Edgar Allan

Illustrator: Harry Clarke

Categories: Other,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1919

Binding: Full Vellum

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Size: Thick Quarto

Seller ID: 028224

Keywords: Limited Edition Vellum Leather Harry Clarke Perry Werner Bookfair20