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(New York). (1973). Slim 4to. 1st edition. Cover illustration by Edward Gorey. Light edgewear. Toning to margins of wrappers. Small round stain to front wrapper, affecting first few pages. VG in staple-bound wrappers.
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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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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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(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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Being a tale - perhaps an allegory - of deceptive simplicity, with universal meaning for all the civilized among us. Republished in a deluxe hardcover edition at an Eerily Low Price. Illus. 32p.
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The Gilded Bat

By Edward Gorey

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8vo. 1st printing of reissue. Shelfwear to boards. Tear to foot of front d.j. panel. Shelfwear and rubbing to d.j. hole torn to d.j. spine. Sever minor punctures to d.j. VG/VG.
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(1959). Small 8vo. Later printing of original edition. (28 titles listed at pp. 315-6.) Toledano B9b. Shallow chipping to head of spine with minor shelfwear to tail of spine and bottom of boards. Over-opened at front hinge. Slight chipping around edges of d.j. with 1 inch tear to bottom of front joint. Minor rubbing and small puncture to d.j. along front joint. VG/VG.
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The reasons are far from clear, but Gorey's world has prevailed upon the inhabitants of the ever-so-popular Haunted Tea-Cosy to put in another appearance in this new holiday tale. Four-colorillustrations throughout. 64p.
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The Tunnel Calamity

By Edward Gorey

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8vo. 1st edition. 'Magic Windows' accordion book with peephole. Some toning and trace soiling to boards. VG.
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Twelve terrors suitable for framing! Updike tweaks Christmas in a jolly enough spirit to forgive, i.e., 'Fear of Not Receiving Enough' - in miniature texts that coexist with Gorey's usual, surreal & gallows humor.Updike rounds it up in terms of sentiment: 'Is this Hell, or just an upturn in/consumer confidence?' Play nice now. B&W illus.
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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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The War of the Worlds

By H.G. Wells

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When massive, intelligent aliens from Mars touch down in Victorian England and threaten to destroy the civilized world, humanity's vaunted knowledge proves to be of little use. First published in 1898, H.G. Wells's masterpiece of speculative fiction has thrilled and delighted generations of readers and spawned countless imitations. In 1960, Edward Gorey prepared a set of his inimitable pen-and-ink drawings to illustrate a new edition of Wells's The War of the Worlds for the legendary Looking Glass Library. This special hardcover edition from NYRB Classics brings back for today's readers a collaboration between two modern masters of all that's wonderful and strange.
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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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