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Gorey, Edward Illus.] Beckett Samuel
ALL STRANGE AWAY
New York Gotham Book Mart 1976. First Edition, FIRST AND LIMITED ISSUE, ONE OF ONLY 200 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH GOREY AND BECKETT. Illustrated by Edward Gorey with sixteen square engravings. 4to, published boards covered with Edward Gorey designed printed paper and backed in black morocco, in the publisher's slipcase and with the original postcard prospectus laid in. Unpaginated, 13 ff. A superlative copy, completely as mint and pristine, as new down o the slightest detail. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF THIS WONDERFUL COLLABORATIVE EFFORT, ONE OF ONLY 200 COPIES OF THIS PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED WORK BY SAMUEL BECKETT AND ILLUSTRATOR EDWARD GOREY, SIGNED BY BOTH. The book's design and typography are by Ronald Gordon at the Oliphant Press, and it was printed by the Meriden Gravure Co. on fine Andorra paper. This copy is handnumbered "78" of the 200 numbered copies. The total print run being only 226. ALL STRANGE AWAY is a short prose text monologue told "in the last person", a surreal description of a place with no way in and no way out. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]

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