Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1979 (1979), (1979). The illustrations of Harry Clark. Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1979 Oxford University Press. Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, The illustrations of Harry Clark originally appeared in the rare collector's Edition of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination, published in London by George C. Harap Company Ltd. Copyright 1919.
Locked doors, sealed cavities, bricked-up alcoves and premature burial close in on Poe's narrators as they , like their victims, are cut off from light, air and human society. Partly, Poe's stories resonate as the disordered chambers' of the narrators' minds but also they suggest archetypal, if extreme psychological states. Yet Poe was an incurable hoaxer, and in telling some wonderful. Near Fine / NO DJ as issued. Item #935
Franklin Library, Pennsylvania, 1979. Near Mint, Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, slight indentation at tail gilt. Printed with acid neutral pages that are thread sewn, not glued together, gold gilded page edges to further protect the pages, a silk page marker sewn into the binding, raised spine bands that give each volume that distinctive antique look, decorative paper end papers.