Gashlycrumb Tinies Golden Anniversary Limited Edition Portfolio: CLICK FOR DETAILS

P is for Prue and also Portfolio


"A is for Amy who fell down the stairs; B is for Basil assaulted by bears…"

That couplet announcing the untimely demise of twenty-six very unfortunate children, has amused and horrified readers – often concurrently – for fifty years.

In 2013 we celebrate the golden anniversary of the publication of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Edward Gorey’s most iconic alphabet book and likely his best known work. Its images have graced postcards and posters, magnets and mugs; for Gorey lovers and for novices, affection for the Tinies endures. Indeed, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, over its fifty-year history, has never been out of print.

The Edward Gorey House museum has been honoring this publishing milestone with its 2013 annual exhibit devoted to The Vinegar Works, the set in which the Tinies made their first appearance in 1963 with companion volumes The Insect God and The West Wing.

Adding an appropriate capstone to the celebration, this October the Edward Gorey House is issuing as separate plates the twenty-six Tinies and the original cover image, each suitable for framing.

Images are printed in their original size of 5" x 6" on 8" x 10" art paper. Enclosed with the plates in an attractive portfolio are an additional celebratory title-card and a colophon card giving the details about this unique edition.

This portfolio edition will be strictly limited to one hundred numbered sets and twenty-six lettered sets.

The new celebratory title-cards and the colophon cards will be blind-embossed with Gorey’s signature. In addition, each item within the set will be marked with the set’s identifying number or letter.

The lettered sets will include as a bonus a plate of the rejected “F is for Fanny” image (“rejected” by Edward himself who chose to re-work it for the final book). This unused version is currently on view as part of our 2013 exhibit and which is being reproduced separately for the first time.

Numbered sets are priced at $450 plus shipping; lettered sets are priced at $550 plus shipping.

Ordering instructions – Due to the limited and highly collectable nature of this release, you must place your order by phone at 508-362-3909 or contact us by email at

Please note: member discounts are not applicable for this purchase.

2013 Season Concludes on December 29th

Even as winter arrives, we’re continuing our 2013 celebration of the golden anniversary of The Vinegar Works and we’ll be participating in one more major community event prior to the close of our season with next month’s Yarmouth Port Holiday Stroll on Sunday, December 8th from 12 to 4pm.

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Reminder that our hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 to 4 and Sundays from 12 to 4 from now until 12/29 when we close for the season (and re-open in April.)

2014 Calendars

Every year, our Pomegranate Calendars routinely sell-out so whether you are considering purchasing them as a gift or for yourself, be sure and order quickly before they do.

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Have you signed up for a membership to support the Gorey House? Renewed your membership for 2013? Considered giving one as a gift?

All members enjoy the benefit of free admissions, a 10% discount in the web store and gift shop and our annual pin / magnet (prior years pins are also available for purchase.) Memberships are an integral part of our operating budget. We appreciate your support of this program that allows us to maintain and carry on Edward’s legacy.

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