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This is an addendum to the previous post

I bought another Edward Gorey. A SILENT FILM. It is the least illustrated book that Edward Gorey ever created...although I am not an expert. I bought it at an auction. An honest to goodness...albeit over the I frequent an Edward Gorey blog that announced the auction of a Gorey collection at the Swann Auction House. Of the 200 or so lots, three caught my eye. Which is too say there were delusions of grandeur. The day of the auction I watched two of three bids fall quickly away. One was for his first book, THE UNSTRUNG HARP, and the other was for his second Fantod Press package. Those lots sold for far more money than I thought they were worth. As for the third lot, A SILENT FILM, I was the sole bidder. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! It is a lovely little book. A screenplay with a sole illustration on the front cover. The book is a limited edition release of 100 copies. I have book 26. [Editors Note: This is incorrect, but for the life of me I can not remember to look at the actual number of the copy I own...and it it time for me to hit the publish button on this fella.]

So to bring you up to date there have been no further major purchases and in fact not a lot of looking. There has been some basic author maintenance with new releases. Too much money has been spent. I'll pin my hopes on another Pasadena book show and the Long Beach BoucherCon this fall. Which is probably when I'll update this blog again.  

[Editors Note: I made one more major purchase that I will detail soon, plus a Big 4 update, and a plan for the Pasadena show, plus some B'Con prep. Why exactly I thought this would be the last post for a bit is just fact this whole post is riddled with issues and should just be re-written.]

[Update -- It is copy 34]


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