Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1923)

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Book ID: 64227

Price: 575.00

Tales of Mystery and Imagination. London: Harrap, [1923]. Black buckram boards, pictorial title label to upper cover, gilt title and device to spine. Occasional spotting to contents pages, otherwise a nice bright copy.

Finely illustrated by Harry Clarke with eight full colour tipped-in plates, 24 full-page mono plates, decorative title page and 26 vignettes, some repeated throughout the book.

A spectacular version of Poe’s popular tales. First published in October 1919, this edition published in October 1923.

This impressive project came about as a result of the success of Clarke’s illustrated ‘Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales’ which Harrap had published in 1916. Widely acclaimed and subsequently pirated, critics were stunned at how ‘his tremendous imagination vitalised pictorially with amazing power and invention the Tales of Mystery and Imagination.’ Such was their success that Harrap issued this edition of his Poe Tales in 1923 with eight new colour plates tipped-in, several additional line decorations and a new cover and jacket. [Steenson A2.e]

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