La Balade Troublante. Edward Gorey.
La Balade Troublante
La Balade Troublante
La Balade Troublante
La Balade Troublante

La Balade Troublante

n.p. The Fantod Press, 1991. Gorey, Edward. First Edition, First Printing. Wraps. Twenty-fourmo size, [64] pp., signed by Edward Gorey. Fine. Item #19092042

Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000), whose distinctive style is evocative of a mystical, gothic Victorian era, is well known both for his "Masterpiece Theatre" illustrated opening sequence as well as for his poisonously funny picture books which are complex, humorous, serious, and provocative.

This charming book is unlike most of Gorey's in that the art is composed entirely of stick figures set within a very small frame (in appearance just like a picture frame) with a one- or two-word caption, in French, below. However, it is every bit as insightful and humorous as his other books.

___DESCRIPTION: Cardstock wraps, Gorey illustration on the front wrap of a single stick figure (in appearance almost waving a hello), signed by Edward Gorey on the title page, printed on one side only, on the right-hand page (recto pages), the left (verso pages) blank; twenty-fourmo size (5 5/8" by 4"), [32] leaves and thus, technically, 64 pages, however, with printing on only 32 of those pages.

___CONDITION: Fine; the covers clean and without wear, the corners sharp and straight, the binding strong, the interior clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; a hint of toning around the edges of the wraps, else as new, the card covers uncreased and the book still with that "tight" feel of being unread.

___CITATION: Toledano A103.

___POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply; pleasure inquire for details.

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Price: $125.00

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