This, Clarke’s second work, is considered by many to be his greatest achievement in his short career, curtailed by tuberculosis. As a boy he trained in his father’s stained glass studio in Dublin before matriculating at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art. During his studies Clarke 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.
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, pictorial dust-jacket, chipped and creased on corners and spine-ends, a few closed tears, mostly to rear panel, original black board box with colour illustrated paper label to entire upper cover, slight dust-soiling, a few chips to edges, otherwise very good, rare in its box.
Stock ID: 97140