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Gorey, Edward
Preliminary sketches and text for The Remembered Visit. Together with a copy of the published book
Four sheets, three of which measure 8 1/2 by 11 inches; the single sheet of text is smaller, measuring 8 by 6 inches, and is on blue paper. The pages reveal the unfolding of Gorey's creative process in developing the story and preliminary illustrations for his book, The Remembered Visit. The text page, which is dated April 16, 1964, shows Gorey's conceptual ideas for the main characters of the tale: a "dear little girl, Drusilla" and a "wonderful old man, famous for something, lofty + cultured in the dim past," who would become Mr. Crague. The sheets with the sketches for the illustrations show their evolution as they move from vague shapes to a structured page, finished with measurements and ruled lines. One of these sheets is dated April 21, 1964. Concept drawings by Gorey rarely appear on the market. Some creasing to all leaves, likely from mailing, otherwise fine. Together with a copy of the first edition of the book, published in 1965 by Simon and Schuster. Bound in pictorial boards with matching dust wrapper. Some foxing to edges of text block and wrappers, minor edgewear to boards, else crisp and near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]

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