Jun 24, 2021 - Sale 2574

Sale 2574 - Lot 98

Price Realized: $ 6,240
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
EDWARD GOREY (1925-2000)
Dogear Wryde Postcards Interpretive Series. Together, group of 11 illustrations (of 13, lacks the drawings for "Indecency" and "Inspiration"), plus colophon and 2 envelope designs for the postcard series (New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1979). Pen and ink with correction fluid on stiff paper. Images and the envelope verso (containing Gorey's manuscript title and date) measure roughly 165x72 mm; 5 1/2x3 inches, on 7 3/4x5 1/2-inch sheets. Envelope recto and colophon sheet measure slightly larger at 7 3/4x6 inches. All unsigned, but verso of the 11 illustrations bear his manuscript [19]79 dates in black ink, lower right.

Provenance: Archives of the printer, Oliphant Press.

The set was produced as 13 black-and-white cards which feature a lizard physically interpreting various words that begins with the letter "I", laid into a printed envelope, with a special edition of 76 for which Gorey numbered, signed, and hand-colored each of the cards. The uncolored images were reprinted in The Betrayed Confidence and several individual cards appear in date books and calendars in their colored version.