(Gorey, Edward)

Cautionary Tales for Children.

Gorey, Edward (illus.)

NY: Harcourt, Inc. 2002. Small quarto. (71)pp. One of twenty-six lettered copies of a special issue to the first Gorey edition of Belloc's Tales, which were originally published in London in 1907. Gorey's 61 illustrations frame the verses in perfect macabre humor. Belloc's Tales may well have influenced Gorey's own writings, including The Beastly Baby, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and others. Included in this issue is also the previously unpublished "Lord Lundy, Who was too Freely Moved to Tears and thereby ruined his Political Career," presented in unbound sheets and housed in a separate four-fold chemise. Both book and sheets housed in blue cloth slipcase and extremely fine. With a promotional poster for the edition. Item #27815

Price: $450.00

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