BOOKS SEEM TO ME TO BE PESTILENT THINGS. Edward Gorey, John Locke.

BOOKS SEEM TO ME TO BE PESTILENT THINGS. [New York: Gotham Book Mart], n.d. [circa 1975?]. Small folio sheet (45 x 36 cm, folded to 22.5 x 18 cm) with 9 x 7 cm color drawing by Gorey and quote by John Locke. First edition. A keepsake suitable either for framing or an oversized greeting card. The drawing shows a nefarious individual on the edge of a cliff, clasping an elephant folio to his breast, as another individual falls off the cliff. "The seventy-word quote from Locke, one of the luminaries of the British Enlightenment, amusingly denounces members of the book trade as corrupt and peculiar. Any true bibliomaniac will welcome this with sardonic relish and hang a copy on his library wall." - Robert Eldridge. A fine copy. (#147091).

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