Signed first printing of paper doll cut-outs for the mercurial bear on the cover, featuring characteristically bizarre and baroque costumes and accessories, signed by Gorey as his pseudonym, Dogear Wryde.
E.D. WARD: A Mercurial Bear
Outfits include an elaborate checkered suit with decorative fan, a large fur coat (of course), an eerie executioner's garb complete with multiple knives, and a kimono for ornamental lounging.
Read more: Toledano, Goreyography, A87.
(New York): (Gotham Book Mart), (1983). 6.75'' x 4.75''. Original stiff pictorial wrappers. Illustrated by Gorey in black and white, uncut and unused. Signed by Gorey on rear wrapper as "Dogear Wryde," crossing out the printed name as usual.
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