Gorey, Edward. Hard Cover. New York: Young Scott Books, 1929. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
Illustrated by Edward Gorey. Oblong octavo. Publisher's light brown cloth stamped to front board in black and white with Gorey's illustration of the Dong walking through a wooded area; dust jacket matches the board illustration. A fine copy; in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with just a faint crease along the front fold. Overall, a fresh copy of this beautifully illustrated volume. The Dong with a Luminous Nose is a nonsense poem by Edward Lear about the lovestruck Dong who searches for his Jumbly Girl with a homemade lantern attached to his nose. First published in Lear's 1877 poetry book Laughable Lyrics, this poem has been reprinted and illustrated by various artists. Gorey's endearing illustrations add a fantastical and spooky element to the story, expanding on Lear's rhyming verse to impart upon readers a melancholy love story that appeals to adults and children alike.