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1980 THE CURIOUS SOFA Ogdred Weary Edward Gorey Hardcover DJ Limited #83 of 212

Regular price $200.00

Re-issued in 1980.  THE CURIOUS SOFA by Ogdred Weary and illustrated by Edward Gorey. It is a Hardcover with dust jacket. The dust jacket has been placed in a protective archival sleeve. There is a stain on the top edge of the pages. This was printed in a Limited edition and it is #83 of 212.


The Curious Sofa is a 1961 book by Edward Gorey, published under the pen name "Ogdred Weary" (an anagram). According to the cover, the book is a "pornographic illustrated story about furniture". Reviews of the book clarify there is nothing overtly sexual in the illustrations, although innuendos (and strategically deployed urns and tree branches) abound. The New York Times Book Review described it as "Gorey's naughty, hilarious travesty of lust". Gorey has stated that he intended to satirize Story of O. If you are a collector of banned books, this is one you want on your library shelf.


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