1919 Tales of Mystery and Imagination
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first trade edition of Irish illustrator Harry Clarke's edition of the macabre tales of Edgar Allan Poe.
Illustrated with twenty-four halftone plates by Clarke. Collated, complete.
This was the second work published with Clarke's illustrations, and the first to establish his reputation as an illustrator. A leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement, his work was influenced by both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements.
Featuring twenty-nine of Poe's mysterious and macabre short stories, including 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', and 'The Masque of the Red Death'.
The work was so popular that it was released again four years later, with the addition of colour plates.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to spine head and tail, with a touch of rubbing to joints and board perimeters. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean, with instances of light spotting.
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