Limited edition slipcase label
Limited edition colophon
Limited edition original illustration no.48
First edition: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons . White composition boards with yellow-beige, brown, red, and black pictorial stamping; pictorial dust wrapper. No statement of first edition. Note: The first three printings are indistinguishable and unmarked. The fifth printing, with a black cloth spine, is marked "Fifth Impression" on the dust wrapper flap. The binding returned to its original format with the sixth printing; not until the eighth printing does a statement of edition appear on the copyright page, when "Eighth Impression" appears.
First limited and signed edition: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons . White composition boards with yellow-beige, brown, red, and black pictorial stamping; pictorial dust wrapper; enclosed in a black slipcase with a tan colored label stamped in black. No statement of first edition, but this edition has a colophon on a tipped-in leaf. Limited to 50 numbered copies signed by Edward Gorey, each with an original watercolor and ink drawing by Edward Gorey laid in. The drawings are each numbered and were laid into the correspondingly numbered copy of the book.
The fifty drawings were later published as CATEGOR Y: FIFTY DRAWINGS in 1974 by Gotham Book Mart
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