"Books seem to me to be pestilent things..." John Locke.
"Books seem to me to be pestilent things..."
"Books seem to me to be pestilent things..."
(Gorey, Edward)

"Books seem to me to be pestilent things..."

Gorey, Edward (illus.)

NY: Gotham Book Mart & Gallery, (1980). A single bifolium leaf. Signed by the artist, Edward Gorey. On the front is a color illustration depicting a man standing at the edge of a cliff, clutching a large book to his chest. A pair of feet are visible disappearing over the cliff, as the man looks over and smiles with perverse glee. Below the illustration is John Locke's infamous quotation about the book trade, in which he notes that "Printers, binders, sellers, and others that make a trade and gain out of [books] have universally so odd a turn and corruption of mind that they have a way of dealing peculiar to themselves, and not conformed to the good of society and that general fairness that cements mankind." The publisher's information is printed on the back. Measures 8 3/4 by 7 inches when folded. Very fine. Item #27262

Price: $450.00

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