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bendk
05-25-2009, 08:03 PM
What are some of your favorite illustrated horror books? Near the top of my list is this collection of Poe's tales illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

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hypnogeist
05-25-2009, 09:58 PM
"Tales of Mystery and Imagination" by Poe, illustrated by Harry Clarke, Tudor Publishing Co., 1935 (Several other editions with Clarke illus. exist also, by same publisher and others.); "Faust" by Geothe, illus. by Harry Clarke, Grosset and Dunlap, Cameo Classics, year unknown (Entirely b&w illus., other editions exist with additional color plates, which I've not yet had the pleasure to see.); "The Golem" by Gustav Meyrink, illus. by Hugo-Steiner-Prag, Tartarus Press, 1995 (There is an inexpensive Dover paperback that has some of the illus. in the Tartarus ed.); "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark" by Alvin Schwartz, illus. by Stephen Gammell, Harper Collins, 1981 (Often categorized as a children's book, this is actually a quite good collection of American folk tales with nice, evocative illustrations. There are 2 or 3 other books in this series, also by Schwartz and Gammell, equally well executed.).

Russell Nash
05-25-2009, 10:25 PM
There is a book by W. H. Pugmire, "Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror" that has unbelievable artwork by Stanley C. Sargent.

http://www.stanleycsargent.com/
(ARTWORK)
http://www.geocities.com/scsargent@sbcglobal.net/Hungry.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/scsargent@sbcglobal.net/Hungry.html

bendk
06-06-2009, 12:49 AM
I quite like this book edited by Eric Protter and illustrated by Edward Gorey. There is a small b&w title illustration and a full page b&w and red illustation for each story. Gorey's style is perfect for weird fiction.

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CONTENTS


What Was It?
by Fitz-Jams O'Brien

Impulse
by Eric Frank Russell

Podolo
by L.P. Hartley

Moonlight Sonata
by Alexander Woolcott

Revelations in Black
by Carl Jacobi

The Thing in the Cellar
by David H. Keller

The Novel of the White Powder
by Arthur Machen

Thirteen at the Table
by Lord Dunsany

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
by Edgar Allen Poe

The Refugee
by Jane Rice

The Squaw
by Bram Stoker

Caterpillars
by E.F. Benson

The Tell-Tale Heart
by Edgar Allen Poe

The Judge's House
by Bram Stoker

A Diagnosis of Death
by Ambrose Bierce

Brenda
by Margaret St. Clair

The Deferred Appointment
by Algernon Blackwood

The Lost Room
by Fitz-James O'Brien

MorganScorpion
06-06-2009, 09:43 AM
I once saw a volume of Poe's Horror Tales illustrated by Harry Clarke.

It was SO expensive, but how very wonderful.

Evans
06-06-2009, 10:05 AM
There is a book by W. H. Pugmire, "Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror" that has unbelievable artwork by Stanley C. Sargent.

http://www.stanleycsargent.com/
(ARTWORK)
http://www.geocities.com/scsargent@sbcglobal.net/Hungry.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/scsargent@sbcglobal.net/Hungry.html

While on the subject of W.H. Pugmire I think his Sesqua Valley & Other Haunts colllection from Mythos Books has some of the most beautiful illustrations I've ever seen in any books of this genre.

MorganScorpion
06-06-2009, 10:20 AM
There is a book by W. H. Pugmire, "Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror" that has unbelievable artwork by Stanley C. Sargent.

http://www.stanleycsargent.com/
(ARTWORK)
http://www.geocities.com/scsargent@sbcglobal.net/Hungry.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/scsargent@sbcglobal.net/Hungry.html

While on the subject of W.H. Pugmire I think his Sesqua Valley & Other Haunts colllection from Mythos Books has some of the most beautiful illustrations I've ever seen in any books of this genre.

Thing is, the monsters in the Sesqua Valley book all look cute. Even the werewolf is waving hello.

Russell Nash
06-06-2009, 11:49 AM
"Hollow Faces, Merciless Moons", stories by William Scott Home, art by Stephen E. Fabian. 1977, Weirdbook (special issue).

http://www.rubberpoet.com/rm24MoreFabian.html

http://www.stephenfabian.com/

There are 14 drawings in this book. Some examples are (click on the image to enlarge):

http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1486&thumb=1 (http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1486) http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1487&thumb=1 (http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1487) http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1488&thumb=1 (http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1488) http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1489&thumb=1 (http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1489) http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1490&thumb=1 (http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1490) http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1491&thumb=1 (http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1491) http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1492&thumb=1 (http://www.ligotti.net/picture.php?albumid=72&pictureid=1492)

trieffiewiles
06-06-2009, 02:21 PM
More than one of us here at TLO has mentioned this title, but Goethe's Faust as illustrated by Harry Clarke. Hopefully these pictures show up.

http://www.nocloo.com/gallery2/d/1311-1/harryclarke-faust01.jpg

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keziah
06-06-2009, 05:53 PM
Glad to meet another Harry Clarke enthusiast. Have you seen his illustrations for Poe' Tales?

trieffiewiles
06-06-2009, 06:48 PM
Keziah - yes, I have editions of Mysteries and Imagination as well as Faust that include his less known color plates. I also have the Charles Algernon Swinburne book that Clarke illustrated though this isn't as good, perhaps because two of the more intense illustrations were removed by censors of the time, and it doesn't even showcase all that much of Swinburne's writing.

Julian Karswell
06-06-2009, 06:49 PM
I don't believe this piece of art appears in any book, but it is by the Belgian symbolist Jans Frans De Boever who became obsessed with the macabre. It is one of many pictures he worked on for an illustrated version of Charles Bauderlaire's "Les Fleurs de mal" which was alas never completed.

The original is currently available for sale and will only set you back $30,000. [Click on it for a larger version.]

http://www.ligotti.net/albums/thumbs//1/3d30180bfa0998057150d6daf1ae7e47_1493.jpg?dl=12443 27497 (http://www.ligotti.net/album.php?albumid=115&pictureid=1493)

The painting depicts a prostitute attempting to lure a customer towards (presumably) dissolution, syphilis and death.

bendk
06-07-2009, 09:14 AM
Another excellent illustrated horror book is The Haunted Omnibus edited by Alexander Laing. (It was later reprinted as Great Ghost Stories of the World). This book was selected by Gahan Wilson for Horror Another 100 Best Books. The Haunted Omnibus has numerous illustrations by Laing for such stories as "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "Casting the Runes" by M.R. James, "The White People" by Arthur Machen, "The Screaming Skull" by F. Marion Crawford, etc.

And speaking of Gahan Wilson, I also enjoyed the book he did with Roger Zelazny: A Night in the Lonesome October. A nice spoof with many wonderful illustrations by Wilson.

I also saw this one on eBay. Mervyn Peake illustrated Algernon Blackwood's story "The Wendigo" for Liliput Magazine Dec/Jan 1952. The full page wash drawing is shown here. It also stated that there were 3 other b&w illustrations. Sadly, not shown.

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hopfrog
01-21-2010, 02:21 AM
Thing is, the monsters in the Sesqua Valley book all look cute. Even the werewolf is waving hello.

Girlfriend, Lycan need love too!

Aeron
01-21-2010, 05:40 AM
Some great books on here, I'm a big fan of Harry Clarke and Arthur Rackham. I have the Clarke book but was unaware of the Rackham, very nice.

One of my favorites is Scary Stories illustrated by Stephen Gammell. If the opportunity arose, I would love to interpret his ink drawings in my own style for a rerelease of the book.

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http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2668/s16pt4.jpg apologies if these images are too big.

hypnogeist
01-21-2010, 11:06 PM
I once saw a volume of Poe's Horror Tales illustrated by Harry Clarke.

It was SO expensive, but how very wonderful.

If you're looking at one of these in pristine condition with the dust jacket, then yeah, the price will be exorbitant. But if you can settle for a copy in about "good" condition (expect fraying of cloth at board corners, large portions of gilt lettering on spine flaked away, other minor stains and/scratches to boards, yet with all interior pages, plates, and spot illustrations present in clean, unmarked shape with minimal yellowing to pages, and an unbroken spine), as I did, you can probably still pick up one these treasures on eBay or Amazon for something like $60 to $85. In fact, there is a used 1928 edition copy on Amazon right now for $50 (it is missing one of the color plates, however). If you see something you like don't wait too long though, prices seem to be steadly rising year by year in something greater than linear fashion (think I paid around $35 two or three years ago for my copy).

Moreover, if you have no interest in authentic collectible relics from days of yore and just want to experience the magic of Harry Clarke's illustrations while reading Poe in a nice hardback, there is a brand new facsimile edition published by Calla for sale on Amazon for $30. Judging by comments left by customers, this is an outstanding replica made of quality materials. Of course, if you do want something collectible and are buying a used edition on Amazon, make sure you question the seller first about specifics of the publisher, publication date, condition, completeness of color plates, etcetera, as it is not uncommon for used books from secondary sellers to be listed inaccurately on Amazon.

paeng
01-22-2010, 01:02 AM
If you are looking for cheaper editions, try the ones from Arcturus Publishing. The ISBN is 97818431937469.

I once saw a volume of Poe's Horror Tales illustrated by Harry Clarke.

It was SO expensive, but how very wonderful.

paeng
01-22-2010, 01:07 AM
A few more are mentioned in catalogs found here:

http://www.arcturuspublishing.com/

esp. Gustave Dore drawings.

bendk
04-03-2014, 06:03 PM
This link has the John Coulthart illustrations for the recently released Lovecraft's Monsters edited by Ellen Datlow.

http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2013/12/04/lovecrafts-monsters/

hopfrog
04-04-2014, 01:52 PM
PS Publishing is about to release the first set of nine volumes of LOVECRAFT ILLUSTRATED, with each volume dedicated to a single story and featuring colour illustrations by Pete Von Sholly. Pete's style has a touch of whimsy to it that took me a wee while to appreciate, but nigh I am a confirm'd fan. He's sent me sampling of much of the artwork, and it is wonderful. Each volume will use S. T. Joshi's corrected text and have a new Introduction by S. T. For those volumes in which the tale is wee, there will be an addition of essays concerning that particular tale. I will have essays in the volumes for "The Dunwich Horror," "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Colour out of Space" and "The Shadow out of Time." The first volume, THE DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH, is up for pre-order and shou'd be available very soon.

Dr. Locrian
04-04-2014, 08:11 PM
PS Publishing is about to release the first set of nine volumes of LOVECRAFT ILLUSTRATED, with each volume dedicated to a single story and featuring colour illustrations by Pete Von Sholly. Pete's style has a touch of whimsy to it that took me a wee while to appreciate, but nigh I am a confirm'd fan. He's sent me sampling of much of the artwork, and it is wonderful. Each volume will use S. T. Joshi's corrected text and have a new Introduction by S. T. For those volumes in which the tale is wee, there will be an addition of essays concerning that particular tale. I will have essays in the volumes for "The Dunwich Horror," "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Colour out of Space" and "The Shadow out of Time." The first volume, THE DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH, is up for pre-order and shou'd be available very soon.

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