Petaluma, CA: Pomegranate Communications, (2009). Illustrated by Edward Gorey. 9780764950636. This edition first published by Pomegranate Communications, Inc., 2009. Small 8vo. 7-3/8" x 6-1/2." Colorful paper covered boards. Unpaginated. Book is in fine condition. / Dust jacket also fine. Item #415
On a long trip abroad, Gorey's young Drusilla is introduced to high art and gourmet meals. She gamely tries to appreciate the museums, rich food, and architectural wonders that delight her parents, only to find herself drifting along in a puzzling world. But then Miss Skrim-Pshaw takes her for tea with Mr. Crague, a sockless, elderly man with a notable past, and their brief encounter is what will haunt Drusilla years later. Her casual promise to the old man has led to sudden recollection then sad regret.