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The Glorious Nosebleed: Fifth Alphabet Book

The Glorious Nosebleed: Fifth Alphabet Book

Item # 45494
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A cumulation of Edward Gorey’s love for bons mots and the bizarre, The Glorious Nosebleed is his fifth abecedarium, originally published in 1974. A darkly humorous collection of black-and-white illustrations and cryptic descriptions, from “She wandered among the trees Aimlessly” to “He wrote it all down Zealously,” this laconic, alphabetic adventure will leave you both scratching your head and begging for more.

Described in the original printing as “An Exemplary Alphabet for Connoisseurs of Syntax, Semantics and Subtleties,” The Glorious Nosebleed is the manifestation of Gorey’s clever mind and unique art. Dive deep into the chaos and unpredictability of this literary labyrinth. Who knows what—or who—will be waiting for you at the end?

Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
56 pages; Fully illustrated in black and white

• High-quality, premium stock matte art paper
• Exceptional color reproduction
• Printed with soy-based inks
• Sewn binding ensures long-lasting enjoyment


Size: 7 x 6 in.

ISBN 9781087505978

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