Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Arthur Rackham, Edgar Allan Poe.
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Scarce salesperson's sample copy of Rackham's interpretation of Poe
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

London: George G. Harrap & Co., [1935]. Publisher's salesperson's sample copy (preceding the first edition). Large octavo (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches; 246 x 190 mm). Original gilt decorated black cloth. Original pictorial endpapers. Original color pictorial dust jacket, worn at spine extremities. Two full-page color plates with descriptive tissue guards and two full-page black and white illustrations. 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.

Not mentioned by Riall.
(Item #3726)

Price: $950

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