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Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe

RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; POE, Edgar Allan

Published by Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1935
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First American Trade Edition"Frightening?Grandeur and Vision"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. POE, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., [1935]. First American trade edition. Large Octavo ( 9 3/4 x 7 3/8 in; 246 x 190 mm). 317, [1] pp. Twelve color plates with descriptive tissue guards. Seventeen full page black and white illustrations. Eleven head- tailpieces. Publisher's red linen. Lettered and pictorially stamped in gilt. Pictorial end-papers printed in black. Top edge stained red. Minimal wear to spine extremities and corners. An excellent copy.The text block and illustrations are identical to the first UK edition, both having been printed in Great Britain."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, Arthur Rackham, pp. 163-164).Latimore and Haskell, pp. 73. Riall, p. 189. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1935

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RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; POE, Edgar Allan
Published by London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1935 (1935)
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Book Description London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1935, 1935. Rare Publisher's SamplePreceding The First Edition[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. POE, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd. [1935]. Publisher's salesman's sample copy (preceding the first edition). Large octavo (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches; 246 x 190 mm). Two full-page color plates with descriptive tissue guards and two full-page black and white illustrations. Original gilt decorated black cloth. Original pictorial endpapers. Original color pictorial dust jacket, worn at spine extremities. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket.A great rarity. These were obviously produced in minimal quantity for the publisher's salesmen to solicit advance orders from bookshops. The 'list' of illustrations leaf states "[There will be Twelve Plates in Colour and about Twenty in Black and White, with a number of Drawings in the text.]" It also has a different Rackham design which actually appears in the printed book on page 83."In over forty-five years of specializing in the illustrated works of Arthur Rackham I have never seen another one of these." DJB.Not mentioned by Riall. Seller Inventory # 02214

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Book Description London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1935, 1935. First Trade EditionIn The Original Pictorial Dust Jacket[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. POE, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd. [1935]. First trade edition. Large Octavo ( 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches; 248 x 190 mm.). Twelve color plates with descriptive tissue guards. Seventeen full page black and white illustrations. Eleven head- tailpieces. Publisher's black cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, pictorial 'skeleton' endpapers, top edge stained black. Neat ink inscription on front free end-paper. A near fine copy in the original color pictorial dust jacket, very slightly worn at spine extremities but still near fine."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, Arthur Rackham, pp. 163-164).Latimore and Haskell, pp. 73. Riall, p. 189. Seller Inventory # 03606

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POE, Edgar Allan (1809-1849), [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]
Published by London: George G. Harrap, 1935 (1935)
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Book Description London: George G. Harrap, 1935, 1935. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Large octavo (26 x 20cm), pp.318. With 12 fine colour plates and 17 line drawings, captioned tissue guards and pictorial endpapers. In publisher's black cloth with titles and illustrations stamped in gilt to spine and upper board. Top edge black, others untrimmed. With original illustrated dust-jacket. Pencil gift inscription to fly-leaf, dated 1984. Some chipping to jacket edges; jacket spine toned, with rubbing to joints. Very good. Queen's Quorum (their first Cornerstone title), Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction. Peter Haining; Crime Fiction. Listed in 100 Books That Shaped World History [Raftery, 2002]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [1972]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'; No.273; 'Amercan Sci-Fi'. Seller Inventory # 49348

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Book Description London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1935, 1935. The Publishers Special BindingNear Mint In The Original Glassine And Cardboard Box[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. POE, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and Imagination. London: George G. Harrap & Co., [1935]. First Trade Edition. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in; 248 x 190 mm.). 316 pp. Twelve color plates with captioned tissue guards, seventeen full page line drawings. Publisher's russet morocco, front cover decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers. A very fine copy in the publisher's glassine and cardboard box.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, Arthur Rackham, pp. 163-164).Latimore and Haskell, pp. 72-73. Riall, p. 189. Seller Inventory # 02935

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