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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.
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.