Q.R.V. Edward Gorey.
Q.R.V.
Q.R.V.
Q.R.V.
Q.R.V.
Q.R.V.
(Fox, Gabrielle)

Q.R.V.

Fox, Gabrielle (illus.)

Boston: Anne & David Bromer, 1989. (32)ff. This Gorey rarity features a one-of-a-kind designer binding by Gabrielle Fox, one of the leading artisans in binding and conservation. Signed by Fox and the artist, Edward Gorey. With twenty-nine illustrations accompanied by rhyming couplets, Q.R.V is an homage to Isaac Watts, and the text is obscurely akin to Divine Songs for Children. Edward Gorey (1925-2000), the quirky, macabre fabulist, wrote and illustrated nearly 100 offbeat books. Gorey was introduced to millions of Americans through his opening and closing credits for the PBS Mystery! series and his Tony Award-winning costume design for the Broadway production of Dracula. Bromer Booksellers collaborated with him on two miniature books, the present title being one of them. Words stamped in gilt on the front and back covers, and on the inside paste-downs ask the question on everyone's mind: "What can it be, this Q.R.V.?" Bound in sienna morocco with brightly-colored onlays of blue, green, purple, orange, and yellow, and with dots of the same colors with gilt accents on the spine. Doublures of teal leather are stamped with "Q.R.V." in variously colored foils. Housed in an orange and green morocco slipcase. A.e.g. (1 1/2 by 1 5/8; 37x40mm). Item #27542

Price: $1,500.00

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