A 1919 edition of Poe's terrifying stories was published with 24 full-page drawings by young Irish illustrator Harry Clarke. The drawings brought Poe’s characters to life with mesmerizing detail. Each copy of the book was signed by Clarke, and according to rare book sellers, the edition topped Christmas lists in 1919.
Harry Clarke (1889 to 1931) was undoubtedly Irelandâ€™s greatest stained glass artist. Internationally the name of Harry Clarke is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and imaginative genius in his stained glass work. His use of deep rich colours, his delicate depiction of beautiful elongated figures with their finely carved features and deep expressive eyes. During his short life Harry created over 160 stained glass windows for religious and commercial commissions