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Forgotten Poe Illustrations Are Eerie, Cool


Anyone who is a fan of antique or rare illustration, book covers, and the macabre needs to know about the blog It’s a rabbit hole of weird, wild and horribly beautiful illustrations from around the world. The online scrapbook compiled by Will Schofield, who is also the man behind the blog A Journey Round My Skull, contains hundreds upon hundreds of images waiting to be discovered.

Below are a few images by Harry Clarke taken from a 1923 illustrated edition of Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe. It's not entrely clear what's happening in the story, but the images of a man buried alive and a demonic skeletal figure surrounded by cloaked figures are definitely worth a look.