This is a beautiful presentation of Poe's stories. The book contains "Berenice," "The Black Cat," "The Island of the Fay," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Oval Portrait," "Morella," and "Ligeia"; also, an essay, "Edgar Poe, his life and works" by Charles Baudelaire, and notes. So, you get the usual Poe fare mixed with some of his less-well-known stories.
It is sumptuously illustrated, with many pictures in color, some of them double-page, as well as many black-and-white (and red) smaller drawings. The book measures 8" x 11", so it's large enough to provide a good view of the illustrations. There is no dust jacket, but the cover is thick and embossed, and the binding is canvas, so the book should hold up well. Many of the stories are printed in white text on black background, but I had no trouble reading them, even without my glasses.
I purchased this book because I like the work of Illustrator Benjamin Lacombe, and I was afraid I'd be disappointed, but I'm delighted with the illustrations, the stories, and their presentation. I was also afraid that the illustrations would be of unhappy, big-eyed Goth girls in unlikely poses, but be assured that the illustrations are a good fit for the content of the book; it's obvious that the illustrations were created for their stories. This book will be kept next to my copy of Poe's tales illustrated by Harry Clarke.