Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

CLARKE, Harry (illustrator). Edgar Allan POE (author). Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

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CLARKE, Harry (illustrator). Edgar Allan POE (author). Tales of Mystery and Imagination. London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1919.

4to. Original olive green cloth stamped in darker green and lettered in gilt to spine, top edges gilt, others uncut; pp. [iv], 5-381; illustrated with 24 fine black-and-white plates printed on art stock, allowing intense reproduction of the images; spine with very tiny wear to cloth at head and tail, binding lightly rubbed; endpapers browned, otherwise internally clean and tight.
First trade edition illustrated by Clarke. A collection of twenty-nine of Edgar Allan Poe's macabre and thrilling stories which distinguish him as the master of the horror genre, all elucidated and amplified by the sinuous, and exquisitely patterned, drawings by the Irish artist Harry Clarke (1889-1931), who worked in the fin-de-siecle Aesthetic style. The stories include 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue'; 'The Black Cat'; The Masque of Red Death' and 'Morella'.

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