Gorgeous first printing of Burgess's alphabetical catalogue of Goops and their faults.
GOOP TALES ALPHABETICALLY TOLD
"Wonty and Whynotte (they were Twins) / Had Many Virtues, and Two Sins."
If little Messalina, Poutine, Bawlfred, Goblick, Destroya, and their friends are not direct ancestors of Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies, they are at the very least third cousins twice removed. This is an exceptionally lovely copy.
First edition. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1904). Goop tales alphabetically told. A study of the behavior of some fifty-two interesting individuals, each of which while mainly virtuous, yet has some one human & redeeming fault; with numerous illustrations. 10'' x 7.75''. Original pictorial blue, yellow and white cloth. Pictorial endpapers. Illustrated in black and white. 106 pages. Touch of wear to spine ends.
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