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Tales & Poems

About the Book

Edgar Allan Poe's enduring legacy is unquestionable. He died 175 years ago this year and yet his creative influence remains profound and continues to resonate deeply.  It's 2024 and we all continue to be pulled into the maelstrom of Poe's nightmarish, hallucinatory visions with Netflix commissioning a series based on his masterpiece (one of a number of masterpieces) 'The Fall of the House of Usher.'


This book represents to us nothing less than a fusion of lifelong, creative passions and obsessions. A collection of Poe’s exceptional body of work has been meticulously curated from source texts by the renowned editor of more than fifty anthologies of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, Stefan Dziemianowicz. It Includes an essay on Poe's visual legacy and his huge influence on artists throughout the ages. 

With an introduction by Bram Stoker award winning author John Langan (Author of 'The Fisherman' and 'The Wide Carnivorous Sky.)


Profusely illustrated and designed by Elijah John, with twelve full page illustrations and line drawings  influenced by the graphic work of the expressionist and symbolist movements.  

We hope this book harks back to the golden age of book illustration, we wanted to produce a book that holds a rightful place amongst the classic illustrated Poe titles by artists as diverse as Harry Clarke, Gustave Dore, Manet, and Arthur Rackham.





MS. Found in. Bottle




The Fall of the House of Usher

William Wilson

A Descent into the Maelstrom

The Masque of the Red Death

The Pit and the Pendulum

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Black Cat

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

The Cask of Amontillado


The Oval Portrait

The Oblong Box

The Sphinx




The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Mystery fo Marie Roget

The Purloined Letter

The Gold-Bug

The Man of the Crowd

The Assignation




The City in the Sea

The Haunted Palace

The Conqueror Worm


The Raven


The Bells

A Dream Within a Dream

Annabel Lee


Edited, with an essay by Stefan Dziemianowicz.
Introduction by John Langan.


The Edition
Consists of 376 copies

Signed and Numbered Edition
200 copies
Numbered 151-350


Limited Hardcover Edition

Signed and numbered limitation page

Signed by the artist, Elijah John

12 full page illustrations and line drawings

by Elijah John

Sewn binding

Offset printed

Head and tail bands

Ribbon marker


+Option of a Remarque

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Deluxe Slipcased Edition
150 copies
Numbered 1-150



Deluxe hardcover edition in a beautiful, bespoke slipcase 

+ Limited edition print

+Personalised Ex-Libris Bookplate


Limited Hardcover Edition

Signed and numbered limitation page

Signed by John Langan,

Stefan Dziemianowicz & Elijah John


12 full page illustrations and line drawings 

by Elijah John

Sewn binding

Offset printed

Head and tail bands

Ribbon marker


+Option of a Remarque

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Lettered Edition
26 copies


This edition is quarter bound in chieftain goat skin prepared by Hewit's, rounded and backed with Dubletta  cloth to cover the boards which has a beautiful flecked two-tone quality. Hand bound by Roger Grech at his arts bindery in West Yorkshire. Roger has worked with many leading presses including Suntup Editions and St James Park Press.

Titles blocked in silver on the spine.


​Leather endbands and sculpted headcaps.

The cover features an inset illustrated label printed on fine hahnemuhle paper.

The limitation page will have a unique hand drawn remarque by Eli John and will be hand lettered in calligraphy. 

Signed by John Langan,

Stefan Dziemianowicz & Elijah John

Offset printed on 148 gsm Mohawk Superfine eggshell paper. 

The lettered edition will be accompanied by the letterpressed edition of THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER. 


* These 26 copies will have a unique, variant binding to the other 74 copies in the edition.


With 3 original Lino-cuts by Elijah John


Printed by Pat Randle of Nomad Letterpress


Hardcover, hand bound by Roger Grech in custom marbled paper by Rachel Maiden.

Both volumes will be housed in a handmade slipcase by Roger Grech. 

+ Personalised Bookplate

+ Bookmark

+ Limited Edition Print

*Some design elements may change during the production process

The Fall of the House of Usher
Letterpress Edition
100 copies


Only 74 copies are available for public sale, the first 26 copies are included with the lettered edition of POE (in a variant binding.)


32pp letterpress-printed by Pat Randle of Nomad Letterpress on liber charta 145gsm 

With three original Lino-cuts by Elijah John also printed by Pat at Nomad from the original blocks.

The sheets will be hand sewn and bound by Roger Grech in custom hand-marbled paper (by Rachel Maiden) over dubletta cloth.


Letterpress printed title label to the front board. 


Black Hahnemuhle Bugra Butten endpapers


Hardcover 240 X 170mm

Signed by Elijah John

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