Item #32043 Artist proof of "The Famous Spoffish Emeralds"
(Gorey, Edward)

Artist proof of "The Famous Spoffish Emeralds"

Gorey, Edward (illus.)

(Stuttgart): Edition Domberger, 1975. Single sheet, measuring 11 3/4 by 9 7/16 inches. An illustration from Edward Gorey's book The Blue Aspic showing a gentleman in a fur coat and goggles offering the titular emeralds to the prima donna of the story Caviglia. Signed by the author with a note in pencil stating that this is an "Artist proof for Domberger." The print is one in a series of seven serigraphs printed in 1975 by Domberger for Diogenes Verlag, Gorey's European publisher. The serigraphs were issued in an edition of 125, though it is unclear how many proof prints were made. Diogenes also issued a series of six etchings by Gorey that same year. Domberger was, and still is, a fine art printer, and their skillful use of silkscreen printing techniques perfectly reproduces the intricate details of the fur coat and elaborate wallpaper design from the original. Embossed with the Domberger seal in the lower left corner. Fine. Item #32043

Price: $1,350.00