Edgar Allan Poe. Arthur Rackham (illustrator). Tales of Mystery and Imagination. London: George C. Harrap & Co., [1935]. First Rackham edition, deluxe issue, limited to 460 copies, of which this is number 295, and signed by the illustrator. Quarto in eights (10.375 x 7.75 inches; 264 x 195 mm.). [2, blank], 317, [318], [2, blank] pages; frontispiece and eleven additional color plates inserted throughout, captioned tissue-guards; seventeen black and white illustrated plates inserted throughout. Publisher's vellum, spine and front board lettered and stamped in gilt; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; in original slipcase, printed paper label affixed to spine, copy number written in manuscript ink. Boards just barely splayed, trace faint soiling; top corners just a touch bumped. Slipcases edges stressed with splitting and wear, though it's still sound. A remarkable, nearly fine copy. From the KoKo Collection.

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