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TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION - [Clarke, illus.] Poe Edgar Allan - 1936. 
New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1936. Trade edition of the impressive Clarke/Poe. With 32 plates by Harry Clarke, comprised of 8 tipped-in colour plates and 24 plates in black and white, and with a profusion of Clarke's head and tail-pieces throughout. 4to, in the publisherâ€™s original black cloth, with a pictorial pastedown on on the upper cover printed in black and gilt, and gilt lettering to the spine, and with the scarce original dustjacket with more of Clarke's decorations in black, white and green. 412, (1) pp. An unusually bright and fine copy of this impressive edition of Clarke's Poe, a beautiful book. The scarce dustjacket with just the most minor wear, a slight abrasion to the rear flap. FIRST OF THE EDITION AND A SCARCE DUST-JACKETED COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT ILLUSTRATED BOOK. The Tudor issue with the plates in colour added to the edition. There are twenty-nine tales including "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Fall of the House of Usher", and "The Descent into the Maelstrom." Clarke's superb drawings evoke the dense spiritual qualities reflected within Poe's exquisite and impassioned writing. A wonderful marriage of artist and writer.
[Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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