My collection began with Virginia Woolf, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Edgar Allan Poe and various books on poetry. As you well know, my interests were to eventually include the numerous works of Edward Gorey; too numerous for this blog which is why I felt the need to devote a blog entirely to Edward Gorey. I have a long way to go to complete my Gorey collection but all good things take time, and money.
As much as I love older, more weathered books, I decided that I wanted to start collecting works from some of the more modern authors/illustrators that I was becoming interested in. So I have since ventured into a wider collection including, but not limited to, children's books, such authors/illustrators as Lemony Snicket & Brett Helguist, Philip Ardagh (who I just happened to bump into in Third Place Books in Seattle by some strange twist of fate), Gris Grimly, and Roman Dirge.
I am overwhelmed by the endless stream of talented and creative people whose books I must now collect...here is just a small sample of their work to entice you.