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RACKHAM, ARTHUR, ILLUSTRATOR; POE, EDGAR ALLAN - Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe

Title: Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Description: London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1935. Rare Publisher's Sample Preceding 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. .

Keywords: POE, Edgar Allan American Literature Nineteenth-Century Literature Illustrated Books Horror

Price: US$ 950.00 Seller: David Brass Rare Books (ABAA/ILAB)
- Book number: 02214


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