Including "Nonplussed by an Incubus" and "Plaintive Geometry"
By Felicia Lamport, illustrated by Edward Gorey
Signed limited first edition, one of only 350 numbered copies signed by Gorey and Lamport, of this collection of cheeky, punning, sesquipedalian verse, likely to appeal to fans of Lemony Snicket.
"Strong men weep and women tremble / When required to assemble / Christmas toys"
Among the sections is a "Nightmare Before Christmas" group, apparently unrelated to the film released a decade later by Tim Burton, though the film's producers have cited Gorey as a major influence.
Read more: Toledano, Goreyography, B69b.
New York: Everest House, (1982). 8.25'' x 5.25''. Original cream cloth stamped in gilt on front board, and stamped in gilt and orange on spine. In original green paper slipcase, lacking scarce glassine. Green endpapers. Illustrated by Gorey in black and white throughout. 122 pages. Signed by Gorey and Lamport on limitation page with extra illustration not found in the trade edition. Wrinkle likely from production error to spine foot, one light smudge on spine, else crisp and beautiful.
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