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Vinegar Works; Ominous Gathering; Fantod Works; Catafalque Works

Edward Gorey


GOREY, Edward. The Vinegar Works. WITH: An Ominous Gathering. WITH: The Fantod Works. WITH: The Catafalque Works. Zurich: Diogenes, 1972-79. Thirty-four volumes. Thin square octavo, original wrappers; housed in four original cardboard boxes. $1400.

Complete set of the box set collections of Gorey's works re-issued by Zurich's Diogenes Press in the 1970s, with one title signed by Gorey on the title page.

In the 1970s, Swiss publisher Diogenes published 31 separate Gorey titles, uniformly bound and in four boxed sets.Titles included are: The Insect God, The West Wing, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, [The Untitled Book], The Osbick Bird, The Evil Garden, The Chinese Obelisks, The Fatal Lozenge, The Utter Zoo, The Blue Aspic, The Other Statue, The Sinking Spell, The Remembered Visit, The Eleventh Episode, The Disrespectful Summons, The Abandoned Sock, The Lost Lions, L'Heure Bleue, The Epiplectic Bicycle, Leaves from a Mislaid Album, The Beastly Baby, The Lavender Leotard, Les Passementeries Horribles, The Glorious Nosebleed (Fifth Alphabet), The Deranced Cousins, The Nursery Frieze (15), The Sopping Thursday, The Inanimate Tragedy, The Iron Tonic, The Pious Infant and The Loathsome Couple. Eine Seltsame Sammlung, Die Fantod Werke and Die Katafalk-Werke are translations into German of the text for the titles in Ominous Gathering, Fantod and Catafalque, respectively. Gorey has signed the title page of Blue Aspic. Toledano A47, A61, A70, A71.

Books fine, only mild wear to original slipcases.

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