First edition of this illustrated collection of Poe's short fiction with hauntingly beautiful art by Arthur Rackham.
TALES OF MYSTERY & IMAGINATION
"I saw the decrees of what to me was Fate were still issuing from those lips... I saw them fashion the syllables of my name; and I shuddered because no sound succeeded."
TALES OF MYSTERY & IMAGINATION represents a rarely seen side of Golden Age great Arthur Rackham. Best known for his ethereal illustrations for fairy tales and classic stories, his art for this volume of Edgar Allan Poe's short fiction is eerie and sometimes gruesome, complimenting Poe's gothic stories. Includes classics like "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Masque of the Red Death," and "The Fall of the House of Usher." Delightfully spooky.
London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, (1935). Cover title: Poe's Tales of Mystery & Imagination. 10'' x 7.5''. Original black cloth binding with gilt lettering and embellishment. Black topstain. Endpapers illustrated with skeletons in black and white. Color frontispiece with text-printed guardpaper, 11 color plates with text-printed guardpapers, and 17 black-and white plates. 318 pages. Binding with mild bumping to corners and spine ends, a touch of foxing to edges of bookblock. Sharp and clean.
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