Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Whatever Next Postcards

Dogear Wryde Postcards: Whatever Next? Series was published by Edward Gorey in 1990. No publisher is listed. Issued in a printed white envelope, this postcard set includes 12 cards and a separate colophon/limitation card. The images on the cards show objects in backgrounds and are not captioned. The illustrations are included in The Betrayed Confidence.

Whatever Next? was issued in a signed, limited edition of 250 numbered and 26 lettered sets. I am showing sets #B/26 (lettered) and #173/250. Interestingly, the colophon page does not mention the 26 lettered copies. One can assume from this that the lettered copies were an afterthought and not originally intended as part of the limitation. Mr. Gorey has also signed his name, and not that of Dogear Wryde.

This set of postcards leaves me distinctly underwhelmed. The images are nicely drawn, but I do not really find them very intriguing.

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