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 1.  Edward Gorey Coloring Book: The Wuggly Ump and Other Delights

Gorey, Edward 076495346X / 9780764953460 Paperback

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The artist Edward Gorey (American, 1925-2000) created a diverse menagerie ranging from Menacing Monsters to Sleepy Cats. One of his creepiest Creatures was an Ump renowned for its Wuggliness. Mr. Gorey drew the Ump, from its little wilful eyes to the tip of its snakey tail, and he wrote down its scarey story. The whole thing is here for you to color, along with some other pictures of Cats, a Lion, several Little Girls, and two Ladies in Very Big Hats. You will find twenty-two of Gorey's pictures in this coloring book. They are shown as small pictures on the inside front and back covers. Sometimes Gorey used color, but quite often he simply drew with black ink. Still, he'd have been curious to see what colors you might add to his drawings. 
Price: 7.95 USD

 
 2.  Gashleycrumb Tinies

Gorey, Edward 

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Price: 10.00 USD

 
 
 3.  The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary

Weary, Ogdred (Gorey, Edward) Hardcover

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As the New York Times writes of Edward Gorey, His satires (often of tawdry Victorian mysteries) are not mere commentaries on the manners and mores of a distant age; they are inventive narratives about evil adults, mischievous children, illicit lovers and improbable beasts. Or, in the case of The Curious Sofa, improbable furniture. As Gorey tells us on the cover, this is a pornographic work (pornographic horror, in fact) with a picture on every page. And yet there's nary a nipple (nor a drop of blood) in sight. 
Price: 10.00 USD

 
 4.  The Doubtful Guest

Gorey, Edward Hardcover

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Originally published in 1957, The Doubtful Guest serves as a prime example of the beauty, eccentricity, and brilliance of Edward Gorey's work. If the book was read aloud without revealing the accompanying black-and-white drawings, you might guess the tale came from the quirky genius of Dr. Seuss. The rhyming couplets and nonsensical verse (about an even more nonsensical creature) feel familiar, but in Gorey's skilled hands, the experience becomes altogether new. The doubtful guest shows up unannounced and unwelcome, yet its presence is accepted after only a brief interlude of screaming. The staid, pale, Victorian inhabitants of the mansion alternately stare and glare at the doubtful guest as it tears out whole chapters from books, peels the soles of its white canvas shoes, and broods while lying on the floor (inconveniently close to the drawing-room door). Strangely, or rather, typically, as this is a Gorey book, the stymied occupants never ask the guest to leave--and in 17 years it has still shown no intention of going away. Maintaining a matter-of-fact tone in spite of true oddity is pure, delicious Gorey, and his trademark drawings are not to be missed. The ghostly, stark, and undeniably amusing illustrations make The Doubtful Guest an entrancing tale in which reserved, insular lives meet with the unexpected and bizarre. 
Price: 10.00 USD

 
 
 5.  The Eclectic Abecedarium

Gorey, Edward Hardcover

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Edward Gorey's first miniature book, The Eclectic Abecedarium is an illustrated adventure through the English alphabet, accompanied by rhyming couplets penned by Gorey, who described his creations as literary nonsense. Inspired by popular moral primers for children, Gorey created an updated version of Isaac Watts' alphabetic aphorisms. Part sweet songs of unseen birds and part cautionary tales, this abecedarium fully lives up to the epithet eclectic.. Originally published as a miniature, limited edition book, The Eclectic Abecedarium is now being published for the first time as a trade book. 28 color illustrations. Small, hardcover. 
Price: 9.95 USD

 
 6.  The Epiplectic Bicycle

Gorey, Edward Hardcover

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Price: 10.00 USD

 
 
 7.  The Gashlycrumb Tinies: Or, After the Outing

Gorey, Edward Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) 1997 151003084 Hard cover

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This is cutest little book, but kinda morbid. Subtitled After the Outing, it goes through an alphabetical list of children and tells how they died. E is for Ernest who choked on a peach. F is for Fanny sucked dry by a leech. 
Price: 10.00 USD

 
 8.  The Hapless Child

Gorey, Edward Hardcover

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In addition to writing and illustrating more than one hundred works, the renowned artist Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was also a playwright, an award-winning set and costume designer, and the creator of the animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery! This sorry tale of petite Charlotte Sophia's catastrophic, short life is classic Gorey. The poor child is orphaned and treated mercilessly by schoolmates and ruffians alike, and only barely survives -- for a time, anyway -- by the skin of her baby teeth. Even her doll suffers a gruesome end. The little girl's journey is perfect fodder for Edward Gorey's brilliant penwork, so detailed and perfectly wrought that it's hard to believe he could master these images at such a small size (the illustrations reproduced in the book are the same size as his original drawings). The Hapless Child is widely regarded as one of Gorey's best books; happily it is now back in print after an absence of many years, so that we can all enjoy weeping for Charlotte Sophia again... and again, and again. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
 9.  The Recently Deflowered Girl: The Right Thing To Say On Every Dubious Occasion

Phypps, Hyacinthe & Gorey, Edward Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

An infectiously funny guide to post-deflowerment decorum, with illustrations by a master of the absurd. For more than half a century Miss Hyacinthe Phypps has been offering guidance on proper behavior. Her simple rules of propriety and common sense have helped a generation of girls over the threshold to womanhood. Recognizing the need that prevails more today than ever before, Miss Phypps has been persuaded to bring back into print this priceless volume of her words of advice, delightfully accompanied by Edward Gorey's ink and watercolor illustrations, that have been so valuable on so many occasions. It is the publishers' fondest hope that this book will serve the current generation of young ladies as it served their mothers. Hardcover, b&w. 
Price: 12.00 USD

     
 

 



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