copyright 1941; collector's edition; "Photogravures of the Original Aquatints by William Sharp"; The Heritage Press, New York; hardbound in external slipcase; very good condition with unmarked pages; spine has very minor spot at bottom - see pic; slipcase very good with minor ageing; beautifully marbled boards with spine a dark blue linen with gilt lettering.
Tales of Mystery & Imagination is a popular title for posthumous compilations of writings by American author, essayist and poet Edgar Allan Poe and was the first complete collection of his works specifically restricting itself to his suspenseful and related tales.
Includes 29 of Poe's best stories: masterpieces; tales of conscience; romances; death; horror; detective/mystery, etc.; e.g. "The Cask of Amontillado"; "The Purloined Letter"; "The Gold Gug"; "The Murders In The Rue Morgue"; "The Black Cat"; "The Tell-Tale Heart"; "The Mystery Of Marie Roget"; etc. etc. Illustrations are superb photogravure plates by William Sharp.