Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Illustrated by Harry Clarke
New York: Tudor, 1935. Clarke, Harry. Later printing. Hardcover. Quarto ((10-3/4" x 8"). 412, (2)pp. Black cloth with gilt lettered & decorated spine and mounted plate on front cover. Illustrated with 32 plates (24 woodcut plates and 8 tipped-in color plates) plus numerous woodcut head & tail pieces and a title page vignette. Spine a bit dulled and front cover's plate with minor chips at edges (image unaffected). Bottom right corner of frontispiece plate creased.
This collection of Poe's best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterize his work, as well as the Gothic horror of 'The Pit and the Pendulum' and other similarly weird tales, together with all three of the landmark cases featuring his groundbreaking detective Auguste Dupin.
Contents: Ms. Found in a bottle -- Bernice -- Morella -- Some passages in the life of a lion (lionizing) -- Assignation -- Bon-bon -- King Pest -- Metzengerstein -- Silence -- Descent in to the maelstrom -- Ligeia -- Fall of the house of Usher -- William Wilson -- Conversation of Eiros and Charmion -- Man of the crowd -- Murders in the Rue morgue -- Mystery of Marie Rogêt -- Colloquy of Monos and Una -- Masque of the red death -- Pit and the pendulum -- Tell-tale heart -- Gold bug -- Black cat -- Spectacles -- Premature burial -- Facts in the face of M. Valdemar -- Oblong box -- Cask of Amontillado -- Landor's cottage. Very good. Item #51585