HEADLESS BUST A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium

HEADLESS BUST A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium

(New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1999).

VERY SCARCE LIMITED, SIGNED AND NUMBERED FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE WITH JACKET, SLIPCASE, AND TOY BAHHUM BUG ALL INCLUDED. In spite of the relatively recent publication date, it is quite hard to find copies with all of these features still included.
Published to ring-in the new Millennium, THE HEADLESS BUST brings back the inhabitant of Gorey's popular Haunted Tea-Cosy for this new holiday tale. This is the master craftsman of the macabre, offbeat and outlandish entering the new century at his very best. Item #30296

SIGNED, LIMITED AND HAND-NUMBERED ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION. This is one of only 750 numbered copies and is signed by Edward Gorey. This copy is still accompanied by its original Bahhum Bug stuffed toy which was only available with the limited edition. The recto of each page with a full page illustration by Edward Gorey, many of which employ colour, the text is on the verso in Gorey's unique typeface. Square 8vo, in the original Gorey decorated boards and matching dustjacket and in the green cloth slipcase originally provided by the publisher for this issue. The stuffed toy separately housed in a protective plastic bag. [32 ff, unpaginated]. An as mint and perfect copy, the included bug is also every bit as good as new.

Price: $350.00