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Fine and Decorative Arts

November 2 - November 3, 2017

Lot #542
DepartmentBooks
Sold For$1,600.00(hammer price)
 $1,920.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedDecember 8, 2017

Description

TWENTY-FOUR EDWARD GOREY LIMITED EDITION MINIATURE BOOKS, POSTCARDS AND EPHEMERA
Many inscribed to Helen and Herbert and signed by the author. 1) Q.R.V." Numbered 86 of 110 with hand-colored metallic casein. 2) "The Universal Solvent". 3) "The Improvable Landscape". Numbered 148 of 300. 4) "The Fraught Settee". Limited edition of 500 copies. 5) "The Retrieved Locket". Limited edition of 526 copies. 6) "The Unknown Vegetable". Limited edition of 500 copies. 7) "The Stupid Joke". Limited edition of 500 copies. 8) "The Tuning Fork". Limited edition of 500 copies. 9) "Figbash Acrobate". Limited edition of 526 copies. 10) "The Dripping Faucet". Limited edition of 526 copies. Hand-colored by the author. 11) "The Helpless Doorknob: A Shuffled Story". Limited edition of 500 copies. 12) "The Fantod Pack". Limited edition of 776 copies. 13-16) "Dogear Wryde Postcards: Neglected Murderesses Series", "Tragedies Topiares Series", "Menaced Objects Series" and "Whatever Next? Series". Each a limited edition of 250 sets. 17-18) Two cardboard figures of a rabbit and a dog with a card reading "To Helen & Herbert from Edward Gorey Estate". 19-24) Together with two additional, unsigned books, two bookplates and two Christmas cards.
The Helen Pond and Herbert Senn Collection."

Condition

Scattered foxing throughout, particularly to postcards. Light usage wear. 10) Horizontal folding crease.

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