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Edgar Allan Poe / Harry Clarke - Tales of Mystery and Imagination - 1923

Edgar Allan Poe / Harry Clarke - Tales of Mystery and Imagination - 1923

"Tales of Mystery and Imagination" by Edgar Allan Poe and illustrated by Harry Clarke

George Harrap, London - 1923 first thus UK Harry Clarke illustrated edition - Includes eight beautifully mounted colour plates set on grey matte pages, and twenty-four smooth-coated, chiaroscuro-like, monochromatic plates by Harry Clarke - 30cmx20cm, 383p - condition: book in very good edition, with some tape remnants to endpapers, name to ffep, all illustrated plates present, minor foxing. Overall, a very good copy. Comes with rare first issue pictorial dust wrapper in fair condition with chipping and wear and paper loss to spine.

Rare first coloured UK Clarke edition of Poe's works.

Clarke's stunning black and white plates utilize dramatic wide areas of black with intricate areas of white appearing nearly scratched out. The effect at once conveys both the beauty and horror unique to Poe's writing and evokes the dense spiritual qualities of the exquisite text. A wonderful marriage of artist and writer and "probably the ideal interpreter of Edgar Allan Poe." (Bowe, 53) There are twenty-nine tales including "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Fall of the House of Usher", and "The Descent into the Maelstrom.".

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Children's books, Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator Edgar Allan Poe / Harry Clarke
Book Title Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1923
Edition 1st Edition
Language English
Original language Yes
Publisher George Harrap
Binding/ Material Hardback
Extras Dust jacket, tipped in plates
Number of pages 383
Dimensions 30×20 cm
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