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ABA 75
Date: 1975
Medium: Watercolor and ink on stiff paper
Dimensions: composition: 11 1/2 × 8 3/8 in. (29.2 × 21.3 cm) sheet: 13 3/16 × 9 3/4 in. (33.5 × 24.8 cm)
Illustration Citation: Cover illustration for Publisher's Weekly, May 19, 1975
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 2018
Object Number: 2018-15
About: Edward Gorey is best known for his designs for his animated introductions to Boston Public Television’s Mystery! series. Those comically-macabre characters, however, are just a small part of his half-century career. In this satiric drawing, a group of aspiring authors petition an airborne editor to accept their humorously-titled books. The "ABA 75" wings refer to the 1975 meeting of the American Booksellers Association Convention, covered by Publisher's Weekly.
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