Rare edition. First Trade Edition. Published by George G. Harrap and Co., 1935. Bound in the publisher's black leather covers with the front cover decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers. Twelve colour plates with captioned tissue guards, alongside seventeen full page line drawings by Arthur Rackham.
According to Rackham, the illustrations he provided for Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination, in 1935, frightened even him, and "whilst this might only be expected when a fine illustrator meets a fine and frightening text… The best plates are… indicative of a grandeur and vision one might not so far have perceived in Rackham… Perhaps not a book or set of illustrations for a night's reading in bed, alone." (Gettings 163-164).
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe
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