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Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Gold-Bug” (1843)

- July 18, 2019 in ciphers, Cryptography, edgar allan poe, insects, treasure

Poe’s story of a treasure hunt, revealing the fantastical writer’s hyper-rational penchant for cracking codes.

Harry Clarke’s illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe

- January 19, 2012 in book illustration, edgar allan poe, harry clarke, Images, non-article, Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Book illustrator and Irish stained glass artist Harry Clarke’s illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination: the first version of 1919 was restricted to monotone illustrations, while a second iteration with 8 colour plates and more than 24 monotone images was published in 1923.

"Descent into the Maelstrom"


"The Cask of Amontillado"


"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar"


"Ligeia"


"The Pit and the Pendulum"


"The Premature Burial"


"The Masque of The Red Death"


"The Tell Tale Heart"





Operation Doorstep

The Spirit Photographs of William Hope

The Maps of Piri Reis

Dr Julius Neubronner's Miniature Pigeon Camera

Art in Art

Huexotzinco Codex


Sessions for the Blind at Sunderland Museum

Eugène von Guérard's Australian Landscapes

Landscape and Marine Views of Norway

The Mechanism of Human Physiognomy

Space Colony Art from the 1970s

Men in Wigs


De humana physiognomonia libri IIII (1586)

Field Columbian Museum

Maps from Geographicus

Arnoldus Montanus' New and Unknown World (1671)

World War II from the Air

Halloween Postcards

Engravings by Dominicus Custos

Kodak No.1 Circular Snapshots

Kitab al-Bulhan or Book of Wonders (late 14thC.)

The Daddy Long Legs of Brighton

Amundsen's South Pole Expedition (1912)

A Catalogue of Polish Bishops

Harry Clarke's illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe (1919)

The Embalming Jars of Frederik Ruysch (1710)