Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Poe 1969, Pt. 12

(Continued from Poe 1969, Pt. 11)

THE GOLD BUG and other TALES of MYSTERY
Gallery of Illustrations

Here's an unusual one.  From the "Library Thing" website:

Series description

The books in this series are large (11.5x8.5) with large print. They have wide margins and have many annotations with illustrations in those margins to help explain the times, items and other things mentioned in the stories. They have a "Backward" at the end with a writeup about the author and his/her writing. Most stories are unabridged, or, as in The Jungle Book, only include some of the stories, so that the ones included can remain unabridged. Illustrations are black and white. Published by classic press, incorporated-Santa Rosa, California

When I bought this, I wasn't sure exactly what it was, and only as I'm doing up this page am I finding out it was part of a whole series of such books.  This volume contains the complete text of 9 of Poe's stories, and 8 of his poems, along with illustrations, and educational info in the margins.  So, part story-book, part children's textbook!

The funny thing is, the "Library Thing" page DOESN'T list THIS book!
But here it is.

I'm setting up a gallery of illustrations.  The cover is by Don Irwin,
while all the interiors are by Al Davidson.  ENJOY!

THE GOLD BUG and other TALES of MYSTERY
cover by DON IRWIN
     (Classic Press, Incorporated  /  San Rafael,  California  /  1969)
Interior art by AL DAVIDSON
Page 1  /  title
Page 3  /  contents
Pages 4-5  /  "Alone"
Page 6  /  "The Gold Bug"
Page 7  /  "The Gold Bug"
Page 22  /  "The Gold Bug"
Page 35  /  "The Gold Bug"
Page 47  /  "Lenore"
Page 48  /  "The Man Who Was Used Up"
Page 54  /  "The Man Who Was Used Up"
Page 61  /  "The Raven"
Page 63  /  "The Raven"
Page 64  /  "The Raven"
Page 65  /  "The Raven"
Page 66  /  "The Pit And The Pendulum"
Page 67  /  "The Pit And The Pendulum"
Page 75  /  "The Pit And The Pendulum"
Page 84  /  "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Page 88  /  "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Page 92  /  "The Bells"
Don't go away!  Our gallery will continue...

Artwork Copyright (C) Classic Press, Incorporated

Scans from MY collection!

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Classic Press, Incorporated at the Library Thing site.
Read about Classic Press, Incorporated at the Valerie's Living Library site.
See more of Don Irwin's book covers
     at The Art Of Children's Picture Books blog.
See more of Don Irwin's work at the ArtNet site.
See more of Don Irwin's work at the Mutual Art site.

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

Don't miss the 2nd PART of this... coming up next!!!

(Continued in Poe 1969, Pt. 13)

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