Tales (Poe's Tales)
Poe, Edgar Allan , W. A. Dwiggins(illus.)
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: The Lakeside Press
Date Published: 1930
Book Id: 41082
495pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] 1/4 black cloth with decorative paper over boards, and gilt lettering and decorative ornamentation on the spine. Top edge gilt. Very good condition, with very minor edge wear to the spine and covers. The cloth at the head of the spine is just a tiny bit frayed, and the endsheets are subtly darkened along the hinges.
Illustrated by W. A. Dwiggins. "My idea was to start at the opposite pole and try for bald, graphic annotation- diagrams of people doing the things Poe said they did. If I could contrive ominous shapes here and there- shapes that hinted at strange mental states and let the reader (out of the corner of his eye) glimpse extraordinary dooms impending - that would help. But as for the details, places and things, rooms, houses, garniture, countrysides, Poe's furniture- leave those to Edgar Allan Poe."- W. A. Dwiggins