Item Name/Description: An antiquarian book, Edgar Allan Poe, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, illustrated by Harry Clarke.
Starting Bid: $150
Auction Ending: Mar. 13, 2010.
Notes: This is an antiquarian book: Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe, with illustrations by Harry Clarke. Published by Harrap (London) and Brentano’s (NY), 1923 (undated).
Eight tipped in colour plates & many full page, intricate black and white illustrations. Ltd to 2500 Copies; Black cloth; Thick quarto; No dustjacket.
Very good. Endpapers slightly foxed, binding and corners rubbed, and some waterstaining to spine, but inside pages secure and clean. Signed inside “Edward C Marquick (?)1925”.
Other people are currently selling similar ones at (eg) ABE Books at prices between $200-$300 before shipping.
There's photos here. If anyone wants more pictures (say, of the colour plates, or the b+w illustrations - I've just posted a few examples), please, just ask and it shall be done!
This is a big book - it's 28 cm x 21 cm, and is 4.5 cm thick. As well as the 8 tipped-in colour plates, there are a further 16 full page b+w plates, as well as many more regular b+w illustrations in the text . I am prepared to pay for shipping anywhere in the world from the UK , which could easily be worth more than $30.
(I offered this for con_or_bust last year: there was interest but no bids.)