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Andrew Alpern Collection of Edward Gorey Materials, 1954-2019

Series II: Publishing, exhibitions, and sales, 1963-2018

Series II includes books, Christmas cards and postcards, and other printed ephemera produced by Edward Gorey; various items produced to promote Gorey's printed works; and documentation of their sale to Alpern and other collectors. In addition, the series contains a small amount of printed ephemera produced by Gorey for third parties. Finally, it includes promotional materials for exhibitions of Gorey's work.

Much of the material in this series was produced by or sold at Gotham Book Mart, a New York City bookstore and gallery that sold much of Gorey's work. The limited edition Christmas cards were printed by Albondocani Press, a private press run by George Bixby, which also produced several of Gorey's books.

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Series II.1: Books, 1966-2018



Box 5 Folder 3 Item 321 Diogenes Verlag, Meisterwerke internationaler Grafik, Club der Bibliomanen catalog, circa 1960s

Includes Gorey drawing on cover, Gorey books listed, and early Gorey photo (black beard).


Box 5 Folder 4 Item 424 Gorey and Alpern, 1966-2001

Letters from Alpern to Gorey.



Box 17 Folder 1 Item 83 More Gorey promotional package, 1972

Pictorial envelope (once white) containing: untrimmed dust jackets for Amphigorey and The Awdrey-Gore Legacy, the titled card for Leaves From a Mislaid Album, and a single-sheet listing and order form. Gotham Book Mart and Gallery Inc. additional envelope.



Box 5 Folder 5 Item 432 Publisher's envelope for the Fantod Press release of The Chinese Obelisks, Donald Has a Difficulty, and The Osbick Bird, 1970


Box 5 Folder 6 Item 433 Publisher's envelope for the Fantod Press release of The Deranged Cousins, The Eleventh Episode, [The Untitled Book], 1971


Box 5 Folder 7 Item 434 Publisher's envelope for the Fantod Press release of The Abandoned Sock, The Disrespectful Summons, and The Lost Lions, 1973


Box 5 Folder 8 Item 311 Bi-fold flyer with John Locke quote on book people, from Gotham Book Mart, 1973

With Gorey colored drawing of covetous collector on the front and list of new Gorey books inside.


Box 5 Folder 8 Item 312 Bi-fold flyer with John Locke quote on book people, from Gotham Book Mart, 1973

With Gorey colored drawing of covetous collector on the front.


Box 5 Folder 9 Item 426 Alpern Gorey Invoices, 1973-2002

The majority from Gotham Book Mart; also Ampersand Books, Galerie Daniel Keel, and others.


Box 5 Folder 10 Item 557 Linus anno 9 numero 0, 1973 June

Italian comic magazine. Includes Gorey's "The Iron Tonic" (p. 28) translated into Italian.



Box 21 Item 113 Stuffed creature: The Doubtful Guest, 1974

With an offering flyer with description and story of its creation, original invoice, and its original box with label.



Box 5 Folder 11 Item 425 Gorey Catalogs and Lists, 1974-2010

Folder of catalogs and lists of materials by Gorey offered for sale, and records of Alpern's purchases of these materials.



Box 6 Folder 1 Item 267 Postcard of Doubtful Guest on roller skates with scarf flying, 1978



Box 3 Folder 3 Item 45 The Gorey Collection promotional display component, 1979

For a promotional display by The Toy Works Inc.



Box 6 Folder 2 Item 428 F.M.R.A., 1980-1994

Contains materials relating to the publication in 1980 of Gorey's F.M.R.A. by Andrew Alpern, and the sales of copies by Alpern and George Bixby of Ampersand Books.



Box 24 Item 155 F.M.R.A. stamping die, 1980

"F.M.R.A. - Edward Gorey - Alpern." Used to impress the gold-leafed titles onto the spines of the F.M.R.A. cases #80-76, F#68.



Box 6 Folder 3 Item 313 The New York State Small Press Association book catalog, 1981

With Gorey cover art, Gorey listed on Advisory Board, and Gorey books offered for sale.


Box 6 Folder 4 Item 324 Ampersand Books Catalogue 50: "Modern First Editions", 1981

Including many Gorey items.


Box 6 Folder 5 Item 323 A B I Books, Santa Barbara catalog, 1982

All Gorey, with Gorey drawing on cover.


Box 6 Folder 6 Item 317 Bookfinders, Atlanta, Georgia, Edward Gorey Catalog #6, 1982 January

Limitation calls for 400 copies in gray cover and 26 lettered copies in yellow cover. This is # V in yellow cover.


Box 6 Folder 6 Item 318 Bookfinders, Atlanta, Georgia, Edward Gorey Catalog #6, 1982 January

Limitation calls for 400 copies in gray cover and 26 lettered copies in yellow cover. This is # 095 in gray cover.


Box 6 Folder 7 Item 320 William Heinemann, London, catalog, 1982 June - 1983 January

Publisher of the English edition of The Dwindling Party. Catalog covers reproduce the book covers in color; two-page spread inside.


Box 6 Folder 8 Item 254 Postcard invitation for "The Dwindling Party" and "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" publication reception and exhibit at Gotham Book Mart, 1982 October 4


Box 6 Folder 9 Item 319 Capra Press, Santa Barbara catalog, Fall 1983

Includes four Gorey books. Gorey drawing on cover.


Box 6 Folder 10 Item 298 Amphigorey Also celebration at Gotham Book Mart invitation, 1983 November 7


Box 6 Folder 11 Item 512 The Dripping Faucet publication announcement, 1989

Published by Metacom Press, Worcester, Massachusetts.


Box 6 Folder 12 Item 286 The Grand Passion and The Doleful Domesticity postcard prospectus, Gotham Book Mart, 1992


Box 6 Folder 13 Item 435 Publisher's envelope for the Fantod Press release of The Doleful Domesticity and The Grand Passion, 1992


Box 6 Folder 14 Item 288 The Dancing Rock and The Floating Elephant postcard prospectus, Gotham Book Mart, 1993 June


Box 6 Folder 15 Item 287 The Pointless Book by Garrod Weedy postcard prospectus, Gotham Book Mart, 1993 June


Box 6 Folder 16 Item 289 The Twelve Terrors of Christmas postcard prospectus, Gotham Book Mart, 1993 December



Box 24 Item 114 Stuffed creatures: Figbash, 1994

Two examples, hand sewn by Edward Gorey.



Box 6 Folder 17 Item 621 Ædward Goré: Figbash Acrobate, 1994

Flip book of Figbash in acrobatic poses, published by the Fantod Press.


Box 6 Folder 17 Item 622 Ædward Goré: Figbash Acrobate, 1994

Flip book of Figbash in acrobatic poses, published by the Fantod Press.


Box 6 Folder 18 Item 290 The Fantod Pack postcard prospectus, Gotham Book Mart, 1995 December

With Figbash on unicycle.



Box 4 Folder 1 Item 74 The Iron Tonic poster, 2000



Box 6 Folder 19 Item 410 Thoughtful Alphabet VIII / The morning after Christmas, 4 am, 2001

Keepsake for The Unknown Edward Gorey Exhibition, Gotham Book Mart.


Box 6 Folder 20 Swann Galleries auction catalog for The Edward Gorey Collection of Samuel Speigel, 2014 May 7


Box 6 Folder 20 Swann Galleries auction catalog for Art, Press, and Illustrated Books, 2014 October 1

Pages 111-139 annotated by Andrew Alpern comparing 2010 appraised value of equivalent items in his Gorey collection with sale prices for items sold by Swann.


Box 6 Folder 21 Bromer Booksellers "The Works of Edward Gorey" catalogue, 2018 April

Published online.



Mapcase 15-J-15 Folder 2 Item 14 Poster: "The light is fading from the day. The rest is darkness and dismay.", undated

A photostatic enlargement of one of the pages from The Iron Tonic.


Mapcase 15-J-15 Folder 2 Item 23 Poster for Amphigorey Also (Edward Gorey's third compilation), undated



Box 3 Folder 4 Item 31 The Dwindling Party poster, undated

Point-of-sale poster promoting the pop-up book of this title.



Box 17 Folder 2 Item 41 Gorey X 3: A New Collection for Gorey Fans poster, undated

A promotional poster from Addison-Wesley Publishing Company,with mailing envelope printed with a Gorey illustration and "Your GOREY poster has arrived!," an instructional/promotional insert, and a colored press-on label in the form of a red-and-white Santa hat reading "Have a GOREY holiday!"



Box 23 Item 112 Stuffed creature: Bahum Bug, undated

Sold as a pair with the lettered edition of The Headless Bust.



Box 6 Folder 22 Item 269 Postcard announcing Amphigorey Too, Gotham Book Mart, undated


Box 6 Folder 23 The Improvable Landscape postcard prospectus, Albondocani Press/Ampersand Books, undated


Box 6 Folder 24 The Green Beads postcard prospectus, Albondocani Press/Ampersand Books, undated


Box 6 Folder 25 Item 430 Stapled set of photocopies of all 26 of the original drawings that were included in the 26 lettered copies of The Sopping Thursday, undated

One of the lettered copies is included in this collection: cataloged as The sopping Thursday.


Box 6 Folder 26 Item 515 The Eclectic Abecedarium and Q.R.V. publication announcements, undated

Both books were miniature books published by Bromer Booksellers, Bostom, Massachusetts.



Box 22 Two pins, one depicting the Doubtful Guest and another a cat reading a book, undated



Box 4 Folder 2 Item 47 Gorey Hallelujah poster, undated

Promotional point-of-sale poster for Berkley Windhover Paperbacks, with a drawing of ten typically Gorey characters.


Series II.2: Printed ephemera, 1963-1999



Box 6 Folder 27 Item 240 12-page staple-bound Christmas greeting with Gorey drawing on front, 1963

"This copy of the 1963 Christmas Alphabet is given to [blank]", then text. Last page text is "Peace Be With You." ©1963 Donald Weeks.


Box 6 Folder 28 Item 524 The Fantod Pack of Edward Gorey, circa 1969

A pack of fortune-telling cards similar to Tarot cards, with instruction sheet. Published by Owl Press.



Box 7 Folder 1 Item 567 Leaves from a Mislaid Album, 1972

Cards with black and white drawings of figures (all human, except for one card with the Doubtful Guest). First printing, published by Gotham Book Mart. Seven of the drawings previously appeared in First Person, Fall 1960.


Box 7 Folder 2 Item 316 Swann Galleries, Sale 920 June 7, 1973 catalog, 1973-1975

15 Gorey lots, with priced pages of Gorey lots in Sale 970 December 5, 1974 and Sale 1000 October 16 1975 laid in


Box 7 Folder 3 Item 258 Postcard for Edward Gorey Book List 1974, 1974

From Gotham Book Mart, with pile of books and cats.


Box 7 Folder 4 Item 119 Children's Book Council 1974 Showcase registration form and bookmark, 1974

With two Gorey drawings. Children's Book Council, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.


Box 7 Folder 5 Item 216 "Gertrude Stein as a child . . ." Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1975


Box 7 Folder 6 Item 326 "Ephemera Etcetera," Gotham Book Mart exhibition catalog, 1975 April


Box 7 Folder 7 Dogear Wryde Postcards: Scènes de Ballet Series, 1976

Set of postcards with scenes from fictional ballets, designed by Gorey for the New York City Ballet.


Box 7 Folder 8 Item 118 Limericks for Book Week flyer, 1976

Includes three limericks and five drawings by Gorey. For the Children's Book Council, Inc., 67 Irving Place, NY 10003.


Box 7 Folder 9 Item 262 Long Beach Museum of Art Arts Forum postcard, 1976 September

With dancing Doubtful Guest.


Box 7 Folder 10 Item 268 Postcard with drawing of Edward Gorey by Don Bachardy, circa 1976

Used to announce 1976 Edward Gorey catalogue of Gotham Book Mart.


Box 7 Folder 11 Item 219 ". . . from the Great Veiled Bear" Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1977


Box 7 Folder 12 Item 220 ". . . from the Great Veiled Bear" Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1977


Box 7 Folder 13 Item 299 Invitation to Allegra Kent's Water Beauty Book publication party at Top Of The One Club, 1977 April 5

With Gorey drawings of frogs and dancers.


Box 7 Folder 14 Item 263 Perfect for Christmas Gifts: Edward Gorey! postcard, 1977 December

Gotham Book Mart promotional postcard with Gorey drawing of man with gifts on front.


Box 7 Folder 15 Item 260 "Life's a recipe-less salad That's forever being tossed," Addée Gorrwy, The Postcard Poetess postcard, circa 1977-1980



Box 23 Item 107 Stuffed cat, 1978


Box 23 Item 108 Stuffed cat, 1978


Box 23 Item 109 Stuffed cat, 1978



Box 22 Item 110 The Gorey Collection Sew-it-Yourself Kits for stuffed cats, 1978

Printed fabric to be sewn and stuffed to create a stuffed cat creature.



Box 7 Folder 16 Item 221 "Christ Child's song" Christmas card, 1978

Poem by Reynolds Price, drawing by Robert Dunn. Albondocani Press, one of 400 copies.


Box 7 Folder 17 Item 264 Just Arrived! Our new Edward Gorey Catalogue for 1978-79 postcard, Gotham Book Mart, 1978



Box 17 Folder 3 Item 43 I Love A Mystery Week poster, 1978 March 14-17



Box 7 Folder 18 Item 322 Jeffrey H. Weinberg Catalogue Fourteen, 1978 December 10

Includes 14 Gorey items. Allen Ginsburg photograph on cover.



Box 3 Folder 5 Item 33 NY [loves] To Read poster, 1979

"For more information, see your librarian," with a polar bear on ice skates.



Box 7 Folder 19 Item 87 Gorey Endings: The Edward Gorey Calendar for 1979, 1979

In pictorial mailing envelope, Workman Publishing, New York.



Box 23 Item 106 Stuffed pig, made by Toy Works, 1979



Box 7 Folder 20 Item 222 "Hertha Strugg's fifth Christmas" Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1979


Box 7 Folder 21 Item 500 Dogear Wryde Postcards: Interpretive Series, 1979

On each card, a scaly creature poses in front of the letter "I," interpreting a one-word caption beginning with that letter.


Box 7 Folder 22 Item 532 The Gashlycrumb Tinies postcards, 1979

Postcards reproducing drawings of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, from Gorey's 1963 book of the same title. Published and distributed by Harvey Hutter & Co., New York.



Box 3 Folder 6 Item 32 "New York Is Book Country" poster, 1979 September 16



Box 7 Folder 23 Item 271 "New York is Book Country" postcard, sent by New York Bound Bookshop, 1979 September 16

With Gorey drawing on front.


Box 7 Folder 24 Dogear Wryde Postcards: Neglected Murderesses Series, 1980

Gorey drawings of women on rectos, with descriptions of the murders they committed on versos of cards.


Box 7 Folder 25 Item 88 Gorey Details: The Edward Gorey Calendar for 1980, 1980

In pictorial mailing envelope, Workman Publishing, New York.



Box 23 Item 111 Stuffed frog, 1980



Box 7 Folder 26 Item 223 "White Fruitcake" Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1980

Eudora Welty recipe, drawing by Robert Dunn.


Box 7 Folder 27 Item 300 Marriage celebration invitation: Kathy Keskey and Matthew Monahan at Gotham Book Mart Gallery, 1980 March 8

With Fletcher and Zenobia (Gorey drawing of cats).



Box 24 Item 147 Rubber stamps, 1981

stamped INK A DINK A DO, the sides stamped ©1981 Edward Gorey. 2 ballet dancers, 4 cats, a bat, a fur-coated man, and The Doubtful Guest.



Box 7 Folder 28 Item 224 "Ettie Lou Stooper does a tinsel dance . . ." Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1981


Box 7 Folder 29 Item 225 "Ettie Lou Stooper does a tinsel dance . . ." Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1981


Box 7 Folder 30 Item 226 Hamlen Brook Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1982

Poem by Richard Wilbur, drawing by Robert Dunn.


Box 7 Folder 31 Item 157 An Edward Gorey Bestiary 1984 Engagement Calendar, Pomegranate Artbooks, 1983


Box 7 Folder 32 Item 227 "Un cadeau ennuyeux" Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1983


Box 7 Folder 33 Item 647 E. D. Ward, A Mercurial Bear: A Dogear Wryde Paper Pastime, 1983

Postcard-sized flyers with Gorey drawing of a bear (front and back). Published by Gotham Book Mart


Box 7 Folder 34 Item 246 National Post Card Week postcard, 1984 May 6-12


Box 7 Folder 35 Item 228 "Noël chez les volants des Alpes Dolomites" Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1985


Box 7 Folder 36 Item 247 National Post Card Week postcard, 1985 May 6-11

Announcing Gotham Book Mart's Seventh International Post Card Bourse. With Gorey drawing of cats on front.


Box 7 Folder 37 Item 248 National Post Card Week postcard, 1986 May 4-10

Ninth Annual Post Card Week Bourse, with Gorey drawing on front.


Box 7 Folder 38 Item 229 "In Stubbville, Nebraska on December 23, 1911 . . ." Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1987



Box 8 Folder 1 Item 230 Card with Gorey drawing of cat and woman, 1987


Box 8 Folder 2 Item 231 "L'Étoile en Orient" Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1988


Box 8 Folder 3 Item 232 "Christmas in the Eggplant Hills" Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1989


Box 8 Folder 4 Item 501 Dogear Wryde Postcards: Menaced Objects Series, 1989

Each card includes a different black and white illustration of inanimate objects in oddly menacing arrangements.


Box 8 Folder 5 Item 504 Dogear Wryde Postcards: Tragédies topiares Series, 1989

Each card includes a different black and white illustration of a human posing with (or being attacked by) a topiary.


Box 8 Folder 6 Item 552 The Helpless Doorknob: A Shuffled Story by Edward Gorey, 1989

A set of cards with illustrations and captions, which can be rearranged and "read in 2,432,902,069,736,640,000 different ways."


Box 8 Folder 7 Item 249 National Post Card Week postcard, 1989 May 7-13

Twelfth Annual Post Card Week Bourse, with Gorey drawing on front.


Box 8 Folder 8 Item 235 "Fruitcake" Christmas card, Albondocani Press, 1990


Box 8 Folder 9 Item 505 Dogear Wryde Postcards: Whatever Next? Series, 1990

Each card includes a different black and white illustration of an empty or blank inanimate object.


Box 8 Folder 10 Item 234 Christmas card for Cape Cod charities, 1990, 2001

With red and white "NOEL" silhouettes.


Box 8 Folder 11 Item 250 National Post Card Week postcard, 1992 May 3-9

Fifteenth Annual Post Card Week Bourse, with Gorey drawing on front.



Box 17 Folder 4 Item 140 Gotham Book Mart envelope with 11 Gorey drawings of the Figbash creature, 1993



Box 8 Folder 12 Item 325 Bromer Booksellers Catalogue 77, 1993 July

With various Gorey items, including 2 miniatures.



Box 4 Folder 3 Item 44 American Library Association National Reading Program poster, 1994



Box 22 Item 148 Kidstamps rubber stamp set, 1994

Gorey Miscellany, Kidstamps, Cleveland, Ohio.



Box 8 Folder 13 Item 251 National Post Card Week postcard, 1994 May 1-7

Seventeenth Annual Post Card Week Bourse, with Gorey drawing on front.


Box 8 Folder 14 Item 252 National Post Card Week postcard, 1995 May 7-13

Eighteenth Annual Post Card Week Bourse, with Gorey drawing on front.


Box 8 Folder 15 Item 641 The Fantod Pack, interpreted by Madame Groeda Weyrd, 1995

A pack of fortune-telling cards similar to Tarot cards, with interpretative booklet. Published by Gotham Book Mart.


Box 8 Folder 15 Item 642 The Fantod Pack, interpreted by Madame Groeda Weyrd, 1995

A pack of fortune-telling cards similar to Tarot cards, with interpretative booklet. Published by Gotham Book Mart.


Box 8 Folder 16 Item 408 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner Fiftieth Anniversary program, Mystery Writers of America, 1995

All with full-page Gorey drawings.


Box 8 Folder 17 Item 253 National Post Card Week postcard, 1996 May 5-11

Nineteenth Annual Post Card Week Bourse, with Gorey drawing on front.


Box 8 Folder 18 Item 648 Q.R.V. Hikuptah: A Dozen Dogear Wryde Postcards, 1996

Set of postcards with illustrations and rhyming couplets about Q.R.V.


Box 8 Folder 18 Item 649 Q.R.V. Hikuptah: A Dozen Dogear Wryde Postcards, 1996

Set of postcards with illustrations and rhyming couplets about Q.R.V.


Box 8 Folder 19 Item 650 Q.R.V. Unwmkd. Imperf.: A Dozen Dogear Wryde Postcards, 1996

Set of postcards with illustrations and rhyming couplets about Q.R.V.


Box 8 Folder 19 Item 651 Q.R.V. Unwmkd. Imperf.: A Dozen Dogear Wryde Postcards, 1996

Set of postcards with illustrations and rhyming couplets about Q.R.V.


Box 8 Folder 20 Item 158 Funeral Consumers Alliance publications, 1996

Including a 16-page booklet titled "Before I Go, You Should Know: My Funeral and Final Plans," with illustrations by Edward Gorey, with a Gorey-illustrated refrigerator magnet titled "Matters of Life and Death" inside.


Box 8 Folder 21 Thoughtful Alphabet XVII / The Deadly Blotter postcard prospectus, Gotham Book Mart, 1997


Box 8 Folder 22 Item 159 "Flash!" foldout invitation to a dinner and auction to benefit The Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, Massachusetts., 1998 October 10

Showing a flasher with a green frog on his top hat, opening his long coat to reveal the event information.


Box 8 Folder 22 Item 159A "Flash!" foldout invitation to a dinner and auction to benefit The Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, Massachusetts., 1998 October 10

Showing a flasher with a green frog on his top hat, opening his long coat to reveal the event information.


Box 8 Folder 23 Item 270 California Antiquarian Book Fair postcard promoting Gotham Book Mart booth, 1999 February 12-14

With Gorey drawing on front.


Box 8 Folder 24 Item 84 "Cool It with Books This Summer and Every Summer" Children's Book Council promotional package, undated

Includes a poster with a colored Gorey drawing, a smaller two-faced easel card version of the same image, a monochrome blank certificate for reading achievement with a different drawing, and a blank membership card with a third drawing.


Box 8 Folder 25 Item 89 Cranberry Moose, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts menu, undated

Hand lettered restaurant menu with an oval cover illustration showing a moose as an elegant waiter.



Box 22 Item 124 I Love Cats t-shirt, undated

Dancing cat with lettering.


Box 22 Item 127 2nd New York Small Press Book Fair t-shirt, undated

Man contemplating a pile of large books.



Box 9 Folder 1 Item 217 Gorey dancing cat Christmas card, Congdon and Weed, undated


Box 9 Folder 2 Item 218 Gorey dancing cats as jesters Christmas card, Dodd, Mead and Company, undated


Box 9 Folder 3 Item 233 Christmas card reprinting early Gorey drawing, undated

Drawing from the collection of Tom and Connie Salmon, Kinloch, Keswick, Virginia.


Box 9 Folder 4 Item 241 Postcard with color photograph of three cats at Gotham Book Mart, undated

Cats photograph on front, with Gorey drawing on back.


Box 9 Folder 5 Item 265 Welcome to the wonderful world of Edward Gorey! postcard, undated

with Dracula-and-Lucy drawing on front. Postcard is an announcement, not for mailing.


Box 9 Folder 6 Item 314 Galerie Daniel Keel, Zurich catalog, undated

Various artists, includes five graphics by Gorey.


Box 9 Folder 7 Item 708 Christmas card with illustration from The Very Fine Clock by Muriel Spark, undated


Box 9 Folder 8 Two small Gotham Book Mart envelopes, undated


Box 9 Folder 9 Christmas tiger bookmark, undated

With color drawing of a yellow and black tiger, whose stripes spell out "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." Signed (?) by Edward Gorey.


Box 9 Folder 10 The Crestwood Carolers Christmas card, by Artpost, undated


Box 9 Folder 11 Christmas at Hugglebee Pond Christmas card, by Artpost, undated


Box 9 Folder 12 Christmas card with Gorey drawing of a man in a fur-lined coat anxiously carrying a large stack of gifts, published by Gotham Book Mart, undated


Box 9 Folder 13 Christmas card with full-color illustration of three men in fur-lined coats standing around a Christmas tree inside a bell jar, undated

Printed by Gotham Book Mart.


Subseries II.3: Exhibitions, 1965-2012


Box 9 Folder 14 Item 279 Postcard announcing exhibition of Gorey drawings at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, 1965 December 1-23

With elaborate drawing of many people on front.


Box 9 Folder 15 Gotham Book Mart Gallery promotional postcard for Drawings by Edward Gorey exhibition, 1972

Exhibition held 1972 December 18-1973 January 20.


Box 9 Folder 16 Item 327 Plain and Coloured Drawings by Edward Gorey, Graham Gallery, New York exhibition catalog, 1974 April-May

With newspaper ad and typed list of 46 items, four priced in pencil.


Box 9 Folder 17 Item 328 Problem Pictures: Edward Gorey exhibition promotional card, Graham Gallery, New York, 1975 December

With newspaper ad and review glued in, and second clean copy.



Box 23 Item 126 LBMA Arts Forum t-shirt, 1976 September

Lettering on the flying scarf of a dancing Doubtful Guest figure.



Box 9 Folder 18 Item 297 Christmas 1979 exhibition at Graham Gallery announcement, 1979 December

With Gorey thermographed drawing of snake and two mice. 1014 Madison Avenue, preview Tuesday, December 19th.



Box 4 Folder 4 Item 15 Edward Gorey: The First British Exhibition poster, 1979 February-March

Francis Kyle Gallery, London. With invitation to opening.



Box 9 Folder 19 Item 278 Galerie Daniel Keel, Zürich postcard announcing Edward Gorey exhibition, 1979 May 10-June 9


Box 9 Folder 20 Item 330 Phantasmagorey Too: The World of Edward Gorey, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston exhibition catalog, 1979 November-December

Five pages (back blank), signed by Gorey on the front.



Box 4 Folder 5 Item 36 Work In Stoppage poster, 1981 August 10-September 8

Drawings, Books, Etc by Edward Gorey. Sturgis Library, Barnstable, Massachusetts exhibition.



Box 9 Folder 21 Item 37 Work In Stoppage postcard, 1981 August 10-September 8

Drawings, Books, Etc by Edward Gorey, Sturgis Library, Barnstable, Massachusetts exhibition. With promotional card in envelope (unsent).



Box 4 Folder 6 Item 34 Gorey Stories exhibition poster, 1984 October 26 - 1985 March 17

Books and Drawings by Edward Gorey, The Minneapolis Institute of Art.



Box 9 Folder 22 Item 427 Gotham Book Mart, 1985-2002

Clippings and exhibition promotional materials from or related to Gotham Book Mart.


Box 9 Folder 23 Item 255 Postcard invitation for Gorey exhibition at Gotham Book Mart, "now through February 28, 1986", circa 1986


Box 9 Folder 24 Item 272 "Edward Gorey New Work etc." postcard, circa 1990

With Gorey drawing "Le Fauteuil" on front. Through March 17, 1990, Gotham Book Mart.


Box 9 Folder 25 Item 273 "Edward Gorey New Work etc." postcard, circa 1991

With elephant and bottle, Through March 23, 1991, Gotham Book Mart.


Box 9 Folder 26 Item 274 "Edward Gorey New Work etc." postcard, circa 1993

With fur-coated man. Through March 20, 1993, Gotham Book Mart.


Box 9 Folder 27 Item 275 Edward Gorey: A Retrospective Including New Work postcard, circa 1994

With Gertrude Stein. Through January 1994, Gotham Book Mart.


Box 9 Folder 28 Item 276 Edward Gorey: A Retrospective Including New Work postcard, circa 1995

With Great Veiled Bear. Through January 1995, Gotham Book Mart.


Box 9 Folder 29 Item 277 Edward Gorey: A Retrospective Including New Work postcard, circa 1996

With Fruitcake. Through February 1996, Gotham Book Mart.


Box 9 Folder 30 Item 541 Gorey World: Paintings, Drawings, & Mysterious Objects by Edward Gorey exhibition catalog, 1996

From the Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco


Box 9 Folder 31 Looking for Edward Gorey, University of Hawai'i Art Gallery, 2010 September 26-December 10

Exhibition catalog for Musings of Mystery and Alphabets of Agony: The Work of Edward Gorey, with fold-out poster signed by Andreas Brown and John A. Carroll and exhibition brochure.



Box 3 Folder 7 Gorey Preserved: The Collection of Andrew Alpern poster, 2012

Made by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, for exhibition curated by Alpern.



Box 9 Folder 32 CD of Andrew Alpern interview with Susan Teltser-Schwarz on "Focus on the Arts," WFDU-FM, 2012 May

Discussing "Gorey Preserved" exhibition. With associated correspondence.



Box 17 Folder 5 New York Review of Books Fiction Issue, 2012 July 12

With Gorey illustration and information about Gorey Preserved exhibition on page 64.



Box 9 Folder 33 Item 73 One-page press release for Dracula exhibition at the Gotham Book Mart, undated


Box 9 Folder 34 Item 77 "The Cottage of Content" and Seascapes exhibition opening invitation, undated

An exhibition held at the Yale Center for British Art, Tuesday, November 1 (no year).


Box 9 Folder 35 Item 266 Dodd Mead's Cheer-Up World postcard, undated

With drawings on the front by Gorey and others, and list of books by all the artists on the back [announcement, not for mailing].