Gorey at Bromer Booksellers

Edward Gorey's illustrations for The Beast Under the Wizard's Bridge, The Dark Secret of Weatherend, The Ghost in the Mirror, and The Vengeance of the Witch-finder are available from Bromer Booksellers. As Beast is Gorey's last completed bookwork before his death in 2000, one understands how and why the cost of this artwork - along with one swell copy of the published work - sells at $10,500.00. And, no, the Bellairsia staff cannot make you any deals.

  • The Beast Under the Wizard's Bridge, by John Bellairs [sic]. 2000. Watercolor on illustration board. Dustwrapper design. Image size: 9 1/2 by 13 inches (240 x 330 mm). Signed by Gorey in the lower right corner. Includes original black and white drawing for the frontispiece, as well as Gorey's inked lettering layout on illustration board. Gorey's design for this title, Brad Strickland's continuation of John Bellairs's young adult novels, was his last completed bookwork before his death in 2000. It depicts the tentacled beast rising from the water on the back panel (the left side of the artwork), with another ghostly creature emerging from the earth on the front panel. Together with a copy of the published work. NY, Dial, 2000. Mint in dustwrapper. $10,500.00
  • The Dark Secret of Weatherend, by John Bellairs. 1984. Watercolor on illustration board. Dustwrapper design. Image size: 9 1/4 by 13 inches (235 x 330 mm). Tastefully matted, glazed and framed. Signed by Gorey in the lower right corner. Includes Gorey's inked lettering layout on illustration board. "Gorey's color work forms the jeweled crown of any collection of his original art." (Toledano, p. 164). Together with a copy of the published work. NY, Dial, 1984. An elusive Bellairs title, this is a very fine copy in a price clipped dustwrapper. $12,500.00
  • The Ghost in the Mirror, by John Bellairs. 1993. Watercolor on illustration board. Dustwrapper design. Image size: 9 by 13 inches (229 x 330 mm). Tastefully matted, glazed and framed. Signed by Gorey in the lower right corner. Includes Gorey's inked lettering layout on illustration board. Gorey's illustration begins on the back panel (the left side of the illustration) with a cadre of ghosts which lead Rose Rita Pottinger to a book behind a rock, which will ultimately reveal the whereabouts of a hidden treasure. Together with a copy of the published work. NY, Dial, 1993. Extremely fine, in dustwrapper. $9000.00
  • The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder, by John Bellairs. 1993. Watercolor on illustration board. Dustwrapper design. Image size: 8 3/4 by 12 1/2 inches (222 x 320 mm). Signed by Gorey in the lower right corner. Includes Gorey's inked lettering layout on illustration board. While on a European vacation, Lewis Barnavelt inadvertently summons the ghost of a wicked man, whom Gorey has depicted on the rear panel (the left side of the artwork) as a skeleton sporting sunglasses, surrounded by red vines. Together with an extremely fine copy, in dustwrapper, of the published work. NY, Dial, 1993. This copy is signed by Gorey on the title page. $9000.00

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