The Sopping Thursday. Edward Gorey.
The Sopping Thursday.
The Sopping Thursday.
The Sopping Thursday.
The Sopping Thursday.
The Sopping Thursday.
The Sopping Thursday.
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The Sopping Thursday.

Gorey, Edward (illus.)

NY: Gotham Book Mart, 1970. First edition. One of twenty-six deluxe lettered copies, signed by Gorey, together with an original drawing. The drawing, a pen and ink wash, depicts a dog walking away from a ruined umbrella; in its mouth is a piece of fabric from the umbrella's near-skeletal remains. All original artwork for the deluxe edition are additional illustrations not published in the book. The text of the book centers around a dog’s search for his master’s umbrella and much speculation about the weather. The Sopping Thursday is the first of only two of Gorey’s primary works that included original drawings with the deluxe editions. This title, therefore, is extremely rare in the deluxe state. Troubador Press proprietor Malcolm Whyte writes, “Captivating as Edward Gorey’s printed illustrations are, his art is even more so in the original. Here we see his hand at work as lines thicken and thin out with varying pressure... A sense of immediacy brings the art alive.” A fine copy in cloth-backed illustrated boards that show the faintest hint of toning to the spine. Housed in the original gray slipcase, which has a bit of toning and soiling to the edges. The drawing has been matted and attractively framed. Publication announcement laid in. Item #27806

(Toledano A35a).

Price: $8,500.00

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