London: Clarke and Beeton, [c. 1855]. Early Edition. An early edition of the British issue of Poe's Tale of Mystery and Imagination. Rebound in modern half calf over marbled boards, marbled end papers and marbled page edges. With both printed and engraved title pages to parts one and two, neither dated, and forty-two engravings throughout the work.
A series of poems and illustrations, the book visually intensifies the macabre aspects of Poe's work and makes it accessible to a wide readership. Included in this selection are Poe's famous Purloined Letter, The Mystery of Marie Roget, Annabel Lee, and The Raven. Near Fine (Item #4781)