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Amphigorey

By Edward Gorey

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Fifteen works by the American artist and author provide a journey into a macabre world
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The 21 conversations collected here (1973-1999) reveal Gorey in his own words, ruminating on everything from French symbolist poetry to soap operas, from George Balanchine to yard sales. We meet the artist in his ramshackle book-lined studio in Manhattan and his equally bizarre house on Cape Cod (now transformed into a Gorey museum), and listen as he describes his eclectic obsessions and tastes. And to add delight to the experience, thebook is dottedwith Gorey illustrations. Endnotes, index. 292p.
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Selected interviews with the humorist, whose extraordinary and disconcerting books are avidly sought after and treasured around the world. Though notoriously protective of his privacy, Gorey did grant dozens of interviews over the course of his lifetime. Here he is, in his own words, ruminating on everything from the ballets of George Balanchine to television sit-cons. B&W illustrations & photos. 292p.
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(1977). 8vo. 1st edition. Light soiling to cloth. Very minor soiling to f.f.e.p. and title page. Just a few small chips to edges of lightly soiled dust jacket, with one larger chip to bottom fore corner of front panel. Slight fading to d.j. spine. Front flap price-clipped. VG/VG.
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A rare and irreverent, previously unpublished story by the late author of The Wuggly Ump profiles offbeat Saint Melissa, whose canonization occurred despite her Miracles of Destruction, through which she would induce migraines, refine lust and set supernatural traps that have yet to be sprung. 15,000 first printing.
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12mo. 1st edition. Staple-bound. Some toning and light wear to wrappers. VG/VG in wrappers.
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The Blue Aspic

By Edward Gorey

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Ortenzia Caglia is an undiscovered opera understudy whose lucky break results from the mysterious murder of the reigning diva. Upon hearing her sing, Jasper Ankle becomes her deepest admirer, undaunted by perilous weather and abject poverty in his quest to hear her sing. As Ortenzia's star risis, Jasper sinks further into despair, until performer and fan collide in true Gorey fashion - a heart-wrenching and oddly hilarious tale of unrequited love and dangers of celebrrity. B&W illus. 64p.
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An unexpected guest appears one night and perplexes the family with its strange habits
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(New York Review Books Classics series). The late Edward Gorey's selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly going-on. Included are stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M.R. James, W.W. Jacobs, and L.P. Hartley, among other masters of the fine art of making the flesh creep, all accompanied by Gorey's inimitable illustrations. In B&W. 254p.
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First published in 1953. An illustrated look at the literary life and its 'attendant woes: isolation, writer's block, professional jealousy, and plain boredom.' B&W illus. Unpgd. Torn dust jacket.
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7 volumes. (1972). Square 8vo. 1st edition of this collection. Including: The Evil Garden; The Osbick Bird; The Insect God; [The Untitled Book]; The West Wing; The Chinese Obelisks; The Gashlycrumb Tinies. Text in English. String-bound wrappers in pictorial slipcase. Toning to spines and slipcase. Minor wear to slipcase extremities. VG in VG slipcase.
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The West Wing

By Edward Gorey

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On each page, a room beckons, inviting the reader to wonder why three shoes lie here abandoned, what is retreating in that mirror's reflection, or why there is an imprint of a body in the wallpaper, faded and floating four feet above the floor. Another Goreywordless mystery. B&W illus. 64p.
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Three mysterious figures set out from Willowdale, traveling by handcar. On the way to nowhere in particular, they pass a number of odd characters and observe a series of baffling phenomena, from a house burning down in a field to a palatial mansion perched precariously on a bluff. 'Enigmatic, surreal, and wonderfully entertaining.' B&W illustrations throughout. 64p.
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