Want to get freaked out in style? This gorgeous edition of E.A. Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination ought to do the trick. Each story features ornate illustrations by Harry Clarke which capture the liminal style of the 1920’s, hanging in the balance between Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Harry Clarke was an Irish stained glass artist and illustrator who played a big role in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement. 2,500 copies of this edition were printed for American readers, and we are lucky enough to have one here. Take a sip of Amontillado for courage and stop by to see it. –L.H.
Poe, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and Imagination, illustrated by Harry Clarke. New York: Brentano’s, 1923. Printed and bound by J.J. Little & Ives Company, New York. Special Collections Mabbott Poe Collection PS2612 .A1 1923