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EDWARD GOREY. "Haunted America." Ink, pencil and watercolor on paper. 210x335 mm; 8 1/4x13 1/4 inches, image. Dust jacket design for the book of the same name by Marvin Kaye (New York: Guild America, 1990). Matted and tipped to foamcore backing in two places along top edge. Gotham Book Mart mailing label on verso.
"The final dust jacket shows a severely cropped image from the original artwork. The image was originally intended to be a full wraparound landscape which featured a large statue of a pointing hand on the cover. It was determined that the hand appeared to be giving a rude gesture and the art was cropped for the final printing"--Irwin Terry, goreyana.blogspot.com. The hand was actually a reference to William Blake's hand of God.