THE HEADLESS BUST, A MELANCHOLY MEDITATION ON THE FALSE MILLENNIUM
signed first edition Hardcover in Dust Jacket & Slipcase
1999 · New York, NY.
by Gorey, Edward
New York, NY.: Harcourt, Brace & Company. Very Good. 1999. 1st Edition / Limited Edition. Hardcover in Dust Jacket & Slipcase. This book is hard-bound in light blue, pictorially printed, paper covered boards, in a very nice dust jacket, held in a teal cloth slip-case. The DJ shows some light soiling and a few faint bumps. The binding is solid. The contents are bright and clean, with illustrations. This book is a Limited Edition, #217/750, signed by Edward Gorey on the Limitation Page. From the collection of Cuthbert Christian Thambimuttu (1945-2019) of Columbus, Ohio - known to many of his bookseller, author, and illustrator friends as "Tubby." He was persistent in the pursuit of autographed books by the writers and artists he admired, including Gorey, Sendak, Heaney, Byatt, Morrison, Updike and many more. Joseph Heller once wrote to Tubby in response to one more "please sign and return" request: "This is turning out to be a hell of a lot of work!" All signed books unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic. Many of the books are inscribed to both Cuthbert and his great friend of more than two decades Antonia Gale Moss. . (Inventory #: 76433)