Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1923)

 

Illustrated by Harry Clarke

 

 

Tales of Mystery and Imagination is arguably the first title showing examples of

Harry Clarke's chillingly darker illustrations. The words of a contemporaneous

critique from The Studio continue to described Clarke's contribution accurately:

 

"Never before have these marvellous tales been visually

interpreted with such flesh-creeping, brain-tainting illusions

of horror, terror and the unspeakable".

 

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Cover of ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923), illustrated by Harry Clark

To the left, we show a rare copy of the first edition of

Tales of Mystery and Imagination to include both

monotone and colour illustration by Harry Clarke -

published by George G Harrap and Company in 1923.

 

 

 

The list of classic tales by Edgar Allan Poe in this collection includes: "Ms. Found in a Bottle";

"Berenice"; "Morella"; "Some Passages in the Life of a Lion (Lionizing)"; "The Assignation";

"Bon-Bon"; "King Pest"; "Metzengerstein"; "Silence"; "A Descent into the Maelstrom"; "Ligeia";

"The Fall of the House of Usher"; "William Wilson"; "The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion";

"The Man of the Crowd"; "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"; "The Mystery of Marie Rogt";

"The Colloquy of Monos and Una"; "The Masque of the Red Death"; "The Pit and the

Pendulum"; "The Tell-Tale Heart"; "The Gold Bug"; "The Black Cat"; "The Spectacles";

"The Premature Burial"; "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar"; "The Oblong Box";

"The Case of Amontillado"; and "Landor's Cottage".

 

 

Our Greeting Cards and Fine Art Posters

 

 

Greeting Card sample showing artwork from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923), illustrated by Harry Clark

For connoisseurs of Clarke's work, we have prepared sets of 8 Greeting Cards displaying colour images from his designs for Tales of Mystery and Imagination and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.

 

 

 

 

Code: HC TMI CS(8)
Price: US$40.00

 

 

Similarly, we have prepared sets of 24 Greeting Cards displaying the major monotone images from Clarke's designs for Tales of Mystery and Imagination and on the right, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.

 

 

 

 

Code: HC TMI MS(24)
Price: US$120.00

 

Greeting Card sample showing artwork from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923), illustrated by Harry Clark

 

 

Fine Art Poster sample showing artwork from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923), illustrated by Harry Clark

 

An example of one of our Fine Art Posters

in a superb 20x30" format

When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates -

in hommage to the hand-crafted approach typical of prestige illustrated publications

produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is hand-finished and

the images are presented on Ivory card stock (in the case of colour images) or White

card stock (in the case of monotone images) with an accompanying envelope. The

rear of each card carries information about Harry Clarke, this wonderful suite

and the profiled illustration - we have left the interior of the cards blank so that you

may write your own personal message.

 

Should you wish to order a reproduction print of one or more of these images,

we have provided some options below. Each of our Fine Art Posters is prepared

with archival quality papers and inks - and also accompanied by information about

Harry Clarke, this suite and the profiled illustration.

 

To purchase, simply click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button and you will be

taken through to our Shopping Cart secured through PayPal. Multiple purchases will

be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any destination

in the world are accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200

worth of purchases.

 

Of course, should you wish to discuss some customised options, we welcome your contact on any matter through

ThePeople@SpiritoftheAges.com.

 

In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful examples of the art of Harry Clarke.

 

 

The colour illustrations

 

 

Harry Clarke - 'The colossal waters rear their heads above us like demons of the deep' for 'Manuscipt found in a bottle' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'An attachment which seemed to attain new strength' for 'Metzengerstein' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'And now slowly opened the eyes of the figure which stood before me' for 'Ligeia' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'Say, rather, the rending of her coffin' for 'The Fall of the House of Usher' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923)

Manuscript found in a bottle

The colossal waters rear their heads

above us like demons of the deep.

 

 

Metzengerstein

An attachment which seemed to

attain new strength.

Ligeia

And now slowly opened the eyes of the

figure which stood before me.

The Fall of the

House of Usher

Say, rather, the rending of her coffin.

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12x18"

HC TMI C1 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30"

HC TMI C1 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18"

HC TMI C2 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30"

HC TMI C2 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18"

HC TMI C3 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30"

HC TMI C3 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18"

HC TMI C4 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30"

HC TMI C4 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

Harry Clarke - 'It was the most noisome quarter of London' for 'The Man of the Crowd' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'His rooms became notorious through the charms of the sprightly grisette' for 'The Mystery of Marie Roget' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'In death we have both learned the propensity of man to define the indefinable' for 'The Colloquey of Monos and Una' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'He shrieked once - once only' for 'The Tell-Tale Heart' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923)

The Man of the Crowd

It was the most noisome quarter

of London.

The Mystery of Marie Rogt

His rooms became notorious through

the charms of the sprightly grisette.

The Colloquy of

Monos and Una

In death we have both learned the

propensity of man to define the

indefinable.

 

 

The Tell-Tale Heart

He shrieked once - once only.

(Frontispiece)

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12x18"

HC TMI C5 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30"

HC TMI C5 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18"

HC TMI C6 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30"

HC TMI C6 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18"

HC TMI C7 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30"

HC TMI C7 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18"

HC TMI C8 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30"

HC TMI C8 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The major monotone illustrations

 

Harry Clarke - 'Incomprehensible men! Wrapped up in meditations of a kind which I cannot divine, they pass me be unnoticed' for 'Manuscipt found in a bottle' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923)

Harry Clarke - 'It was a fearful page in the record of my existence' for 'Berenice' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'The earth grew dark, and its figures passed by me, like flitting shadows, and among the all I beheld - only Morella' for 'Morella' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - '''Has no copy been taken?'' he demanded, surveying it through a microscope' for 'Some passages in the life of a Lion (Lionizing)' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923)

Manuscript found in a bottle

Incomprehensible men! Wrapped up in

meditations of a kind which I cannot

divine, they pass me by unnoticed.

 

 

Berenice

It was a fearful page in the record of

my existence.

Morella

The earth grew dark, and its figures passed

by me, like flitting shadows, and among

them all I beheld - only Morella.

Some passages in the life of a Lion (Lionizing)

"Has no copy been taken?" he demanded,

surveying it through a microscope.

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

12x18''

HC TMI M1 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M1 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M2 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M2 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M3 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M3 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M4 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M4 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

Harry Clarke - 'It was the Marchesa Aprhodite - the adoration of all Venice' for 'The Assignation' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'I had myself no power to move from the upright position I had assumed' for 'The Assignation' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'Avast there a bit, I say, and tell us who the Devil ye all are!' for 'King Pest' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'But there was no voice throughout the vast, illimitable desert' for 'Silence' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923)

The Assignation

It was the Marchesa Aphrodite - the

adoration of all Venice.

 

 

The Assignation

I had myself no power to move from the

upright position I had assumed.

King Pest

Avast there a bit, I say, and tell us

who the Devil ye all are!

Silence

But there was no voice throughout the

vast, illimitable desert.

Fine Art Posters

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

Fine Art Posters

 

12x18''

HC TMI M5 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M5 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M6 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M6 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M7 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M7 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M8 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M8 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

Harry Clarke - 'The boat appeared to be hanging, as if by magic ... upon the interior surface of a funnel' for 'A Descent into the Maelstrom' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'I would call aloud upon her name' for 'Ligeia' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'But then without those doors there did stand the lofty and enshrouded figure of the Lady Madeline of Usher' for 'The Fall of the House of Usher' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'In my death, see by this image, which is thine own, how utterly thou hast murdered thyself' for 'William Wilson' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923)

A Descent into the Maelstrom

The boat appeared to be hanging, as if

by magic ... upon the interior surface

of a funnel.

 

 

Ligeia

I would call aloud upon her name.

The Fall of the House of Usher

But then without those doors there did

stand the lofty and enshrouded figure of

the Lady Madeline of Usher.

 

 

William Wilson

In my death, see by this image, which

is thine own, how utterly thou hast

murdered thyself.

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

12x18''

HC TMI M9 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M9 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M10 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M10 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M11 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M11 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M12 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M12 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

Harry Clarke - 'Gnashing its teeth, and flashing fire from its eyes, it flew upon the body of the girl' for 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'In his toilsome journey to the water his fears redouble within him' for 'The Myster of Marie Roget' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'The dagger dropped gleaming upon the sable carpet' for 'The Pit and the Pendulum' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'I saw them fashion the syllables of my name' for 'The Pit and the Pendulum' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923)

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Gnashing its teeth, and flashing fire from

its eyes, it flew upon the body of the girl.

 

 

The Mystery of Marie Rogt

In his toilsome journey to the water his

fears redouble within him.

The Pit and the Pendulum

The dagger dropped gleaming upon

the sable carpet.

The Pit and the Pendulum

I saw them fashion the syllables of my name.

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

12x18''

HC TMI M13 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M13 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M14 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M14 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M15 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M15 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M16 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M16 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

Harry Clarke - 'They swarmed upon me in ever-accumulating heaps' for 'The Pit and the Pendulum' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'But, for many minutes, the heart beat on with a muffled sound' for 'The Tell-Tale Heart' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'There flashed upward a glow and a glare' for 'The Gold Bug' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'I had walled the monster up within the tomb' for 'The Black Cat' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923)

The Pit and the Pendulum

They swarmed upon me in

ever-accumulating heaps.

 

 

The Tell-Tale Heart

But, for many minutes, the heart beat on

with a muffled sound.

The Gold Bug

There flashed upward a glow and a glare.

The Black Cat

I had walled the monster up

within the tomb.

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

12x18''

HC TMI M17 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M17 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M18 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M18 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M19 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M19 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M20 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M20 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

Harry Clarke - 'Deep, deept and for ever, into some ordinary nameless grave' for 'The Premature Burial' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'Upon the bed there lay a nearly liquid mass of loathsome - of detestable putridity' for 'The Oblong Box' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - '''For the Love of God! Montresor!'' ''Yes,'' I said. ''For the love of God!''' for 'The Cask of Amontillado' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923) Harry Clarke - 'Landor's Cottage' for 'Landor's Cottage' from ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1923)

The Premature Burial

Deep, deep, and for ever, into some

ordinary nameless grave.

 

 

The Oblong Box

Upon the bed there lay a nearly liquid mass

of loathsome - of detestable putridity.

The Cask of Amontillado

"For the Love of God! Montresor!"

"Yes," I said. "For the love of God!"

Landor's Cottage

Landor's Cottage.

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

Fine Art Posters

 

12x18''

HC TMI M21 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M21 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M22 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M23 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M23 20x30
Price: US$200.00

 

 

 

12x18''

HC TMI M24 12x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

20x30''

HC TMI M24 20x30
Price: US$200.00