Oblong hardcover, bound in printed boards with matching artwork on non price-clipped dust-jacket. dust-jacket by Edward Gorey. Unpaginated [64 pages]. Illustrated throughout with full page drawings by Edward Gorey, printed on rectos, with corresponding letterpress printed on facing versos. First trade edition, first printing with no other printings listed. Original $4.95 price on dust-jacket flap. A rather grotesque tale of two child murder’s who are eventually caught and sent to insane asylum. In a wry bit of Gorey humor the front dust-jacket flap contains simply – “This book may well prove to be the author’s most unpleasant ever.” Book is clean, square, fresh and unmarked. Dust-jacket in complete with no tears or chips and just a touch of toning to spine strip. Fine in a near fine dust-jacket.