I've been a Poe fan since my teenage years and was thrilled to get my little bookwhoring hands on an edition of his collection Tales of Mystery and Imagination that included illustrations.
It's bound in black cloth so is a delight to hold. Illustrated by Harry Clarke, it includes colour-plate work as well as exquisite pen and ink drawings.
It's not easy capturing Poe's distinct feel - macabre and mysterious, tortured and twisted. I think that Clarke did a fine job of honouring Poe's aesthetic. I especially love that they appear contemporary to Poe.
The best part other than the fab 29 tales and illustrations? It isn't expensive. I would love to own similar editions of other authors. There's nothing like books gorgeously put together..... that you can afford!
Hope your weekend includes something cosy.
taste: creamy brie + crusty baguette
see: marie antoinette, an odd, jarring, modernist aesthetic. not for me
touch: hard frost
think: trying to form a some sort of living/house plan for the year
feel: riding low waves