The Tuning Fork; Eduard Blutig's Der Zeitirrthum in a translation by Mrs Regera Dowdy with the original pictures by O. Müde
n.p. The Fantod Press, 1990. Gorey, Edward. First and Limited Edition. Wraps. First separate printing, no. 444 of 500 copies, signed by Edward Gorey at the colophon as "Mrs. Regera Dowdy" Fine. Item #19092049
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 Tuning Fork", is the first separate printing of the story which was first published in "Amphigorey Also". The story revolves around "Theodora [who] was a lonely child Whose presence drove her family wild". In this story, Theodora, although committing suicide, finds an - let us say, unusual - friend who helps her...
All of the names in the subtitle (which in the book are the first page of text, almost serving as a "title page") are spoofs; Gorey has signed this book at the colophon using one of the names, "Mrs. Regera Dowdy", being one of the many anagrams he used.
___DESCRIPTION: Stapled binding in illustrated black over light grey cardstock wraps, the first page of text being "spoof" names, 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 "444" written by Gorey, his signature below signing as "Mrs Regera Dowdy"; 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 A101.
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