n.p. The Fantod Press, 1995. Gorey, Edward. First and Limited Edition. Wraps. No. 61 of 526 copies, signed by Edward Gorey at the colophon (which states 500 copies, but there were also 26 lettered copies). Fine. Item #19092047
Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) is well-known and well-loved for his poisonously funny picture books which are complex, humorous, serious, and provocative. This work, "The Unknown Vegetable", is the first edition of the story and was printed in a limited edition of 500 numbered and 26 lettered copies which are identical, except for the wording of the colophon.
The story relates the discovery of "Filda [who] heard a sound That came from underneath the ground". A plant begins to grow which...
___DESCRIPTION: Stapled binding in illustrated black over grey cardstock wraps, the story unfolds with two lines of text on the versos and the corresponding Gorey monochrome illustrations on the facing rectos, colophon printed on the recto of the rear wrap with the limitation number of "61" written by Gorey with his signature below; oblong sixmo size (5" tall by 6" wide), unpaginated with sixteen leaves (thirty-two pages).
___CONDITION: Fine; the wraps are clean and without edgewear, the stapled binding is strong, the staples have not rusted, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new.
___CITATION: Toledano A114b.
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