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The Eclectic Abecedarium Book

The Eclectic Abecedarium Book

Item # 26839


Edward Gorey's first miniature book, The Eclectic Abecedarium is an illustrated adventure through the English alphabet, accompanied by rhyming couplets penned by Gorey, who described his creations as literary nonsense. Inspired by popular moral primers for children, Gorey created an updated version of Isaac Watts alphabetic aphorisms. Part sweet songs of unseen birds and part cautionary tales, this abecedarium fully lives up to the epithet eclectic.

Originally published as a miniature, limited edition book, The Eclectic Abecedarium is now being published for the first time as a trade book. 56 pages with 28 color illustrations. Printed hardcase book with jacket. Size: 4 x 5 in.

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