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Edward Gorey: The Eclectic Abecedarium
Edward Gorey: The Eclectic Abecedarium
Edward Gorey: The Eclectic Abecedarium
Edward Gorey: The Eclectic Abecedarium
Edward Gorey: The Eclectic Abecedarium
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Edward Gorey: The Eclectic Abecedarium

$9.95
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
56 pages with 28 color illustrations

Written and illustrated by Edward Gorey

Size: 4 x 5 in.

ISBN 9780764945977

ITEM A150
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Description
“A hidden Bird / Is often heard.”
“Pick up loose Crumbs / Upon your thumbs.”
“Look back before / You close a Door.”

Edward Gorey’s first miniature book, The Eclectic Abecedarium is an illustrated adventure through the English alphabet, accompanied by rhyming couplets penned by Gorey, who described his creations as “literary nonsense.” Inspired by popular moral primers for children, Gorey created a collection of alphabetic aphorisms—part sweet songs of unseen birds and part cautionary tales. This abecedarium fully lives up to the epithet “eclectic.”