The Dong with a Luminous Nose

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Author: Edward Lear

Illustrator: Edward Gorey


LEAR, Edward. The Dong with a Luminous Nose. Drawings by Edward Gorey. NY: Young Scott [1969]. Oblong 8vo, [44]pp. Color pictorial boards. Illustrations in b&w on every spread. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (lightest wear at edges of spine and folds, nearly imperceptible tiny closed tear at bottom of front panel). Signed by the artist, Edward Gorey.

First Gorey-illustrated edition. Continuing the story of the happy-go-lucky clan of sailors, the Jumblies, Edward Lear’s masterful nonsense verse shines in this charming love story poem. Edward Gorey’s brilliantly off-beat illustrations capture the humor and heart of Lear’s centuries-old verse.