"May blessings be upon the head of Cadmus, the Phoenicians, or whoever it was that invented books." -Thomas Carlyle
Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!
Special Collections: Fine Bindings ~ Fairies and Fairy Tales ~ Terror and Madness ~ Poetry ~ Food, Drink and Apothecary ~ Science Fiction ~ Illuminations, Lettering and Hand-Coloring ~ Magic ~ Supernatural and Occult ~ Alchemy ~ Science and Technical ~ Maritime ~ Costumes ~ Humor ~ Children's books ~ Legend of King Arthur ~ Americana ~ 18th Century ~ 19th Century Authors and illustrators: Edgar Allan Poe ~ Jules Verne ~ Edmund Dulac ~ Kay Nielsen ~ Arthur Rackham ~ Edward Gorey ~ Charles Dickens ~ H.P. Lovecraft ~ William Hope Hodgson ~ Mark Twain ~ Lewis Carroll ~ Salvador Dali ~ George Cruikshank ~ Emily Dickinson ~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~ H.G. Wells
Death In The Wasteland, A London House Mystery by George Bellairs, cover art by Edward Gorey.
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult as retold by Joseph Bédier, cover illustrated by Edward Gorey published 1955.
Two items related to Dracula
Includes: Dracula: A Toy Theatre. The sets and costumes of the Broadway production of the play, designed by Edward Gorey. 20 pp. 38.5x25.5 cm. (15¼x10”), spiral bound wrappers. First Edition. Scribner’s, 1979. * Playbill. Martin Beck Theatre: Dracula. Wrappers. An original playbill from the 1977 Broadway production of Stoker’s novel, the set and costumes for which were designed by Gorey. From the 1977 opening season of the production.
Written and illustrated by Edward Gorey
The Helpless Doorknob: A Shuffled Story
Edward Gorey, 1989.
Set of 20 laminated illustrated cards + foldover title sheet with colophon. 10.2x6.4 cm. (4x2½”), housed in original clear plastic box. First Edition. Signed at colophon by Edward Gorey. One of 500 sets.
Edward Gorey cover.
I didn’t know - great catch! Thanks!Originally posted by rubbleandruin
The Bug Book Edward Gorey. New York, Epstein & Carroll, 1960. First Edition.
The Gilded Bat Edward Gorey
Two editions - First Edition and First UK edition. Illustrated boards, dust jacket. Both covers read “La Chauve-Souris Dorée.”
B-A Note: Oh, my. There is a very large collection of Edward Gorey prints and manuscripts on auction at PBA galleries, 07 October. Some of them are even somewhat reasonable in estimated price. Someone please lock up my savings account before this virtual collection of mine starts to materialize?