"Jane lay enthralled by the perils the heroine was subjected to."
THE WATER FLOWERS
By Edward Gorey
First printing of this "curious culinary adventure incorporating a caveat against Lesser Literature, and an instance of startling Sensibility."
Fine in very good plus jacket.
THE WATER FLOWERS
"Just after the meal concluded Henry suddenly died."
Simple single sentences are paired with full-page vaguely Edwardian scenes with minutely lined patterns: a very Gorey book of understated action and entrancing illustrations.
Read more: Toledano, Goreyography, A84a.
New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc, (1982). 6.25'' x 7.25''. Original pictorial boards. In original price-clipped black and white pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated by Gorey with full-page black and white images throughout.  pages. Gift inscription on endpaper. Dust jacket price with faint shadow on rear panel where price sticker was removed, one tiny closed tear, and two small spots. Stated first edition.
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