First printing of this color-illustrated work by Gorey, in which the wholesome yellow and pastel blues alternate with the baleful brownish-grey, matching the alternating charming and ominous scenes.
Near fine in very good jacket.
THE WUGGLY UMP
"Sing hushaboo, sing hushaby,<br />The Wuggly Ump is drawing nigh."
An unusual work for Gorey, whose default is black and white. In this case he makes careful use of the deviation, deliberately matching the colors to the developments of the story.
Read more: Toledano, Goreyography, A15a.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1963). 5'' x 5.75''. Original color pictorial boards. In original unclipped ($1.75) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated by Gorey in blue, yellow, and brownish grey with full-page plates facing each page of text.  pages. Light bumping to spine ends, with tiny red spot on spine. Jacket with a couple nicks, tape repair to verso, a few small areas of rubbing.
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