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The Object-Lesson. by  Edward GOREY - First Edition - 1958 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 141196)

The Object-Lesson.

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The Object-Lesson.

by GOREY, Edward

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About This Item

New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc,, 1958. Landscape octavo. Original beige boards, titles to spine in black, titles to both boards in black and white. With dust jacket. With black and white illustrations throughout by Gorey. Ownership inscription in ink to front free endpaper. A very good copy, spine cocked, extremities rubbed; in the lightly rubbed original dust jacket, spine sunned, some loss to spine, a few nicks and one short closed tear to rear panel. First edition, first printing, of Gorey's fourth book. Toledano A4a.

Synopsis

Inspired by Samuel Foote's poem, "The Grand Panjandrum," The Object-Lesson presents a stunning series of seemingly random and unrelated events. A missing artificial limb, ghostly spectres, and the statue of Corrupted Endeavour all have a place in this enigmatic tale, which combines elements of French surrealism, Japanese haiku, and lots of good fun. With its humorous obscurity and puzzling intrigues, The Object-Lesson delights and provokes.

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Bookseller
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
141196
Title
The Object-Lesson.
Author
GOREY, Edward
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc,
Date published
1958

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Peter Harrington

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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.

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octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
sunned
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight.  Very strong fluorescent light can cause...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not...[more]
First Edition
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