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CLARKE, Harry, [Illustrator]; Edgar Allan Poe.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

Stock Code
97139
New York, Tudor Publishing Co., 1933
£600

This, Clarke's second work, is considered by many to be his greatest achievement in book design in his short career, curtailed by tuberculosis. As a boy Harry Clarke trained in his father's stained glass studio in Dublin before matriculating at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art. During his studies he spent time in Paris under the tutelage of Ernest Taylor and his wife, Jessie M. King. His real feeling for gothic horror can be seen in his Poe illustrations, where tubercular figures rise in agony from pools of black ink.

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Deluxe Clarke edition, 4to., 412pp., 8 tipped-in colour plates, 24 black and white plates, fine, publisher's black cloth gilt with paper pictorial label heightened with gilt to upper cover, lacks dust-jacket, original black board box with colour illustrated paper label to entire upper cover, slightly spotted at extremities, two corners repaired, one with abrasion to the side, otherwise very good, rare in its box.

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