Signed by Gorey (as Ogdred Weary) on the title page, this is a reissue of the 1961 edition, both book and jacket are in near fine condition, with very minor edge wear, a nice collectible copy. . . Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Gorey’s naughty, hilarious travesty of lust, now reissued in a special gift edition. “A master of the genre of graphic storytelling and a brilliant draftsman” (New York Times Book Review).
Review: As the New York Times writes of Edward Gorey, "His satires (often of tawdry Victorian mysteries) are not mere commentaries on the manners and mores of a distant age; they are inventive narratives about evil adults, mischievous children, illicit lovers and improbable beasts." Or, in the case of The Curious Sofa, improbable furniture. As Gorey tells us on the cover, this is "a pornographic work" (pornographic horror, in fact) with a picture on every page. And yet there's nary a nipple (nor a drop of blood) in sight. (For those who want some extras to pass around there's a 10-copy assortment with The Gashlycrumb Tinies.)
Title: The Curious Sofa A Pornographic Work by ...
Publisher: Peter Weed
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: Near Fine
Book Description Peter Weed Books, 1961. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Dustjacket included. Later Edition. ISBN 0926637045. Small Hardback. Reprint edition. Very Good condition book in a Very Good condition dustjacket with rubs to back cover, minor chips, rubs and creases around its edges. Tight, sound, unmarked copy. No Signature. Bookseller Inventory # 99140983
Book Description Peter Weed Books, NY. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Thus. Reissue of the 1961 original edition. Fine in a fine dustjacket. And it's not, by the way, pornographic, though it is quite funny. Bookseller Inventory # 007719
Book Description Peter Weed, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0926637045
Book Description Peter Weed Books, New York/San Diego, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Gorey, Edward (illustrator). Reprint. Originally published in 1961, this is a later reprint from the 1980s (not designated in book), with ISBN & $11.95 price on front DJ flap. The limited edition statement on copyright page is a spoof. Small hardcover with decorative black, red, & white design that matched DJ. Condition is Fine condition: completely clean, binding tight & square, nice white pages. NO writing/underlining/highlighting. NOT ex-lib or remainder. Unclipped DJ is downgraded to VG due to triangular chip on top edge of front cover; otherwise, pristine! Nicely protected in new archival mylar cover.A FIRST EDITION, First Printing (with full number line), this hardback book is in Fine Condition in Fine DJ: completely clean & tightly bound; NO writing or underlining or highlighting; nice, white pages. NOT ex-lib. Only flaw is black remainder swipe to bottom page edges.Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2017. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 pm Weekdays (Pacific time); Weekends & holidays ship next business day. Bookseller Inventory # 013196