The Dong with a Luminous Nose - Edward Lear, Edward Gorey (illustrator) 1969 - Young Scott Books, New York - First Edition When awful darkness and silence reign
Over the great Gromboolian plain,
Through the long, long wintry nights;–
When the angry breakers roar
As they beat on the rocky shore:–
When Storm-clouds brood on the towering heights
Of the Hills of the Chankly Bore:–

And when Edward Gorey gets his hands on Lear’s gothically nonsense poetry, well, it gets darker, and better, and, nonsensier, and, and, and . . .

And he wove him a wondrous Nose,–
A Nose as strange as a Nose could be!
Of vast proportions and painted red,
And tied with cords to the back of his head
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  Reference: Toledano, Goreyography B42a.

Dust jacket with ‘4 up (Reinforced) $2.95’ to upper edge of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, light spotting to top edge, in near fine dust jacket, with light wear to corners and spine ends and a scratch to the rear panel.   Ref: 109184   Price: HK$ 900