Friday, February 22, 2013

Celebrating Edward Gorey's Birthday

In celebration of Edward Gorey's birthday (an occasion observed with today's Google doodle), we present a sneak preview of a new Gorey acquisition, the title of which we feel is particularly appropriate for the day: Beginning to End.

This book is the second collaboration between Gorey and author Samuel Beckett, and it is decorated throughout with illustrations of rocks and skulls, including on the paper-covered boards. All are done in Gorey's characteristic macabre style.

The fact that this is copy Z of twenty-six lettered copies in the first edition is another subtle touch that Gorey would have appreciated.

Happy Birthday, Edward.

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