Random House, New York, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. 1st Edition. First Printing. Illustrated by paper artist Ib Penick and Signed by the author directly under the title window on the first page as seen in photo. This beautiful pop-up book from the iconic Edward Gorey is very fine, and has glossy illustrated boards. It was issued without a dj. All pop-ups are in perfect working order. The illustrations pop-up to be three-dimensional, so the story literally "POPS" off of the pages. A beautiful collectible copy of a very scarce Gorey work.
The story begins on the front cover as you meet a family of seven...and ends on the back cover with only one family member remaining unscathed! I think the author's last name suits the subject matter perfectly!