Image features a design for endpapers by Arthur Rackham. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.

A design for endpapers by Arthur Rackham for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1935). Includes skeletons, coffins, fir trees, and biomorphic forms in black and cream. Colors are reversed on opposite side.

Featured Image: Design for Endpapers, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, 1935; Designed by Arthur Rackham (English, 1867–1939); Book written by Edgar Allan Poe (American, 1809–1849); Published by George G. Harrap & Co. (London, England); Offset lithography on paper; 28 × 38.5 cm (11 in. × 15 3/16 in.); Collection of Smithsonian Institution Libraries, SIL39088006932776