Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Edgar Allan Poe.
Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
(Rackham, Arthur)

Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

Rackham, Arthur (illus.)

London: Harrap, (1935). Quarto. 318pp. One of 460 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham. With an original drawing of a coiled, hissing snake in olive ink on the half-title page. Illustrated throughout with twelve color plates and seventeen plates in black & white. These gruesome, sadistic illustrations perfectly suit Poe's dark tales. Hamilton writes, "This masterly interpretation of Poe's stories is a fine example of the professional illustrator rising and responding to a commission, with a world-weariness and an almost palpable cynicism at human nature, to resounding decorative and psychological effect." Some natural variation to the vellum of the front cover, a bit of toning and spotting to spine, faint rubbing to rear cover, else fine in vellum, gilt-stamped with the design of a skeleton holding a bloody knife on the front cover. In the original slipcase, with spine label. T.e.g. Item #29147

(Latimore & Haskell, pp. 72-73; Hamilton, pp. 153-154).

Price: $3,750.00

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