First edition: New York: Ivan Obolensky, Inc. [1960]. Stiff white wrappers with dark blue and black stamping. No statement of first edition.

Note: The first edition has a price of $1.25 stamped in black on the front wrapper. The second printing has a $1.75 price. Otherwise the two printings are identical.

First English edition: Retitled: THE GOREY ALPHABET. London: Constable [1961]. White boards with cloth-like texture with pink and black stamping; issued without a dust wrapper. "First published in Great Britain 1961" on copyright page.

Note: The drawings on the front and rear covers of the English edition are new, completely different from the drawings on the front and rear wrappers of the first edition.

Serious Collector Link: search for first or limited editions of the Fatal Lozenge or the Gorey Alphabet