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      Sale 2440 | Lot 100
      Price Realized: $5,000With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2440 Lot 100

        EDWARD GOREY.
        "Sisters of Sorcery." Cover design with transparency overlays for "Sisters of Sorcery: Two Centuries of Witchcraft Stories By the Gentle Sex, Selected by Seon Manley & Gogo Lewis" (New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1976). Pen, ink, collage, and marker on paper and celluloid. Main image measures 227x190 mm; 9x7 1/2 inches on 12 1/2x10 1/4-inch sheet. Signed in brown ink, lower right margin, and with registration marks and measurements in Gorey's hand. Provenance: Ex-Collection P. Matthew Monahan of Gotham Book Mart to present owner.

        Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

        The cover illustration is accompanied by a marked celluloid overlay that masks off where the cover would be printed in yellow and one where portions would be printed in a grey-brown (both marked so in Gorey's hand, lower margin). A small tag with watercolor paint swatches and their corresponding Pantone numbers penned beneath. Another fascinating lot that shows the progression of the design process for Gorey.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $5,000

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