Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe. Arthur RACKHAM, illustrator, Edgar Allan POE.
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe

London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1935. Item #02214

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.

Price: $950.00