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Edward Gorey was known to decorate the envelopes of his correspondence. Apparently he also took requests Image From Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey Peter F. Neumeyer.

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Edward Gorey Illustrates Little Red Riding Hood and Other Classic Children’s Stories

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Edward Gorey Illustrates Little Red Riding Hood and Other Classic Children’s Stories

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Taking of the Blue Infant "Yet another infant carried off—how sad," Gorey wrote of the scene on this envelope. "The altitude is in process of turning it blue with cold. It has reached the lavender stage apparently."

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Thoughtful Alphabets: Edward Gorey’s Lost Cryptic 26-Word Illustrated Stories

One of my favourites when I was at university. Illustrations © The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, courtesy Pomegranate. All rights reserved.

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Thoughtful Alphabets: Edward Gorey’s Lost Cryptic 26-Word Illustrated Stories

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Edward Gorey Illustrates Little Red Riding Hood and Other Classic Children’s Stories

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Thoughtful Alphabets: Edward Gorey’s Lost Cryptic 26-Word Illustrated Stories

Thoughtful Alphabets: Edward Gorey’s Lost Cryptic 26-Word Illustrated Stories | Brain Pickings