Sunday, August 8, 2010

La Balade Troublante

La Balade Troublante was published by Edward Gorey though his Fantod Press imprint in 1991. The book was printed as a small paperback. The copy I am showing is signed by Mr. Gorey on the title page.

This book is Mr. Gorey's only primary publication for 1991. The intention must have been to publish this title as a miniature book since the format of all the drawings is concurrent with the art created for The Eclectic Abecedarium and Q.R.V. (see my postings from January 28, 2010 & April 24, 2010 for information on these titles). The illustrations for this title read more as an idea sketchbook than as fully realized illustrations. The black & white drawings are all minimalist stick figures (like the illustration on the cover).

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