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Summer Fine Art and Antique Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 9, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 693

3 Edward Gorey Items, incl. Print + 2 Books

Estimate: $400 - $500

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Three (3) Edward Gorey items, including signed print and book, first edition books. 1st item: Lithograph print from THE WATERFLOWERS, published by Congdon and Weed, New York, 1982. Signed "Edward Gorey" lower right below print, captioned "He stuck his finger in it and said 'It's lumpy" lower center below image. Typed and handwritten label, en verso. Housed and double matted under glass in a silver metallic wooden frame with ebonized trim. Image: 4 1/8" H x 5 1/2" W. Sight: 6 1/4" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed: 10 1/2" H x 11 5/8" W. 2nd item: Author signed, AMPHIGOREY ALSO, Stated First Edition, Numbered 133/250, by Edward Gorey, published by Congdon and Weed, Inc., New York, 1983. Hardcover octavo, 256 pages without pagination, with color and black and white illustrations, bound in grey pictorial cloth, includes original dust jacket, not price-clipped, and original black slipcase with pictorial label. Signed "Edward Gorey" with number to limitation page. Book with slipcase: 11 3/4" H x 8 1/2" W x 1 1/8" D. 3rd item: THE DWINDLING PARTY, First Edition, by Edward Gorey, published by Random House, New York, 1982. Hardcover quarto, 12 glossy pictorial boards without pagination, full color pop up illustrations. 11 7/8" H x 7 3/4" W x 3/4" D.


Signature in overall good, legible condition. 1st item: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Dust jacket with minor creases to edges, very minute tears to corners. Covers and pages in overall very good condition. Few areas of paste residue to spine. 1/8" spot to limitation page (does not affect signature). Slipcase with scuffs, normal shelf wear, retail sticker. 3rd item: Covers in overall good condition with slightly bumped corners. All pop ups appear to be functional with some creasing.