Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Pointless Book Signed by Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey produced many of his quirky works under various anagrammatic pseudonyms. He used Garrod Weedy only once for The Pointless Book in 1993, assigning the copyright to the pseudonymous author as well. Gorey has dutifully signed the book Garrod Weedy. The book has Gorey's characteristic hand-lettering and even without a Gorey cover illustration or Gorey's name, it does look every bit like a Gorey book, albeit a "pointless" one.

Garrod Weedy is an anagrammatic pseudonym

Edward Gorey's signature as Garrod Weedy
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Abe Books Listing as of October 29, 2017

Note:  See Brainpickings for a post on "Anatomy of Anagrammatic Pseudonyms: The Many Incarnations of Edward Gorey."

I am always looking for scans or photos of rare books and original art and eccentricities by Edward Gorey including any created in the name of his pseudonymous alter egos.

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  1. There are hundreds of photos of Edward Gorey books, art and ephemera at If there's anything you can't find, use the email address on that web site to contact me and I'll see if I have it.