Gorey, Edward. Hard Cover. New York: Random House, 1982. 1st Edition. Fine.
First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author: "For John Kirkoff" and signed under one of the flaps on the book's pseudo-title page. A fine copy in superb condition. Gorey explores the parameters of the book's form in The Dwindling Party. The illustrations pop-up to be three-dimensional, physically bringing the story off of the pages. Additionally, this story starts on the front cover and ends on the back cover, which further extends the story beyond the book's pages.