Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George Harrap, 1935. First Edition Thus. Pp, 317. Black cloth boards, with gilt lettering & decoration to upper cover & in black cloth with gilt decoration. Neat gift inscription on free endpaper. A very good copy.
Illustrated with twelve plates in colour & seventeen plates in black & white, this is the first edition to feature Arthur Rackham's expressive illustrations to Edgar Allan Poe's tales of horror and suspense.
Tales of Mystery and Imagination contains a selection of twenty-five of Poe's best stories, including "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Gold-Bug," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Pit and the Pendulum."