Unpaginated. B&W illus. Fine hardback in printed and illustrated paper-covered boards/NF DJ, very minor edgewear. Signed by Edward Gorey on the title page. Bookseller Inventory #
Miss D. Awdrey-Gore, renowned 97-year-old writer of detective stories, is found murdered; then a mysterious hidden packet is discovered. Addressed to her publisher, it contains what appear to be notes and drawings related to a literary work in progress. The contents 'in their entirety--though certain things are patently missing' comprise clues about the who, what, when, where, and how of Awdrey-Gore's demise. Or do they? Edward Gorey takes us on a rollicking ride in this merry murder mystery, but whether or not the killer is revealed is open to speculation. As one scrap of paper in the packet states, 'The smallest clue may be (or not) / The one to give away the plot.'
Like his fictional dame novelist, Gorey (1925 2000) was a prolific author. Creator of more than one hundred works, he was also an artist, playwright, award-winning set and costume designer, and creator of the animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery! First published in 1972, The Awdrey-Gore Legacy remains one of Gorey s most treasured tales, satisfying the sleuth in each of us.
64 pages with more than 50 color and black-and-white Gorey drawings. Hardcover smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket.
About the Author: Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery! since 1980.
Title: The Awdrey-Gore Legacy
Publisher: Peter Weed Books/Beaufort Books
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st thus
Book Description Peter Weed, New York, 1988. Decorated Boards. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Some rubbing, edgewear and staining. Text has foxing and yellowing throughout, but remains tight in binding. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 108666
Book Description Peter Weed, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. Wear and Tear Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Seller Inventory # mon0001470392
Book Description Peter Weed. Condition: Very Good. Light to moderate shelf wear. Complete. No apparent underlining/highlighting. Seller Inventory # 939910
Book Description Peter Weed. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0825304040 Hardcovers and Pages are NEW, Dust Jacket showing slight edge wear. Packaged Carefully & Shipped Promptly. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # SKU042135
Book Description Dodd, Mead & Co, E-94, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Oblong 8vo. Dodd, Mead & Company. 1972. Unpaginated. Illustrated in Black and White. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has light shelf-wear present to the DJ extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Light foxing present to the endpapers. Miss D. Awdrey-Gore, renowned 97-year-old writer of detective stories, is found murdered; then a mysterious hidden packet is discovered. Addressed to her publisher, it contains what appear to be notes and drawings related to a literary work in progress. The contents 'in their entirety--though certain things are patently missing' comprise clues about the who, what, when, where, and how of Awdrey-Gore's demise. Or do they? E-94; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Seller Inventory # 48870
Book Description Beaufort Books, New York, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. First Publishers Edition. dj has heavy edge wear, rubbing and chipping, coffee stain on spine which is only visible from inside, short pencil note on back inside flap, interior tight and clean, typical Gorey bw illustrations and text Size: 9.25 x 6.25. Seller Inventory # 014737
Book Description Beaufort Books Publishers, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First printing of this edition (Toledano A45d). Illustrated boards, matching DJ. Contains The Toastrack Enigma, The Blancmange Tragedy and The Postcard Mystery. Near fine with a few spots to ffep. DJ likewise near fine with minor wear. Unpaginated. Book. Seller Inventory # 8067