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EDWARD GOREY. The Ghost in the Mirror. Ink, pencil and watercolor on stiff paper, dust jacket design for John Bellairs's The Ghost in the Mirror, New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, 1993. 210x318 mm; 8 3/4x12 1/2 inches, image. Signed in ink, lower right, publisher's ink and pencil measurements in margins. Mounted to styrofoam board with archival tape in six places along edge and matted. Gorey's original pen and India ink layout of book cover and spine corner tipped to matte verso.
This was the first Bellairs title to be completed by Brad Strickland and his name appears on the title-page only, not the dust jacket. The two floating heads to the left of the rock on the front cover appear within the "O" of "Ghost" and "Mirror" in the lettering in the published version.
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