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Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe

RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; POE, Edgar Allan

Published by London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1935, 1935
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"Deep Into That Darkness Peering, Long I Stood There,Wondering, Fearing, Doubting, Dreaming Dreams No Mortal Ever Dared To Dream Before"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. POE, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and Imagination. London: George G. Harrap & Co., [1935]. Limited to 460 copies signed by the artist (of which 450 are for sale), this being copy no. 217. Quarto (10 3/8 x 73/4 in; 262 x 195 mm.). 318 pp. Twelve mounted color plates with captioned tissue guards, seventeen full page black and white plates, and eleven line drawings in the text. Publisher's vellum over boards, front cover pictorially decorated in gilt. Spine lettered and ornamented in gilt, pictorial end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut, partially unopened. One lower corner very slightly bumped, otherwise a near fine copy in the original slightly worn slip case with matching limitation number.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).The tales include: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Premature Burial, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, The Fall of the House of Usher, Ms. found in a Bottle, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and many others.Latimore and Haskell, pp. 72-73. Riall, p. 189. Bookseller Inventory # 03904

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Title: Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar ...

Publisher: London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1935

Publication Date: 1935

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