"Eduard Blutig's Der Stiefelknecht in a translation by Mrs. Regera Dowdy [pseud.] with the original pictures by O. Müde [pseud.]"--P. ., In verse., Cover title., Text and illustrations on opposite pages., "This first separate edition of The Stupid Joke is limited to five hundred copies signed by the translator.", Originally published in 1980 as part of Dark Forces edited by Kirby McCauley. Reprinted in 1983 in Amphigorey Also., and Rare Books Authors Collection has copy no. 446, signed "Mrs. Regera Dowdy" (a pseudonym of Edward Gorey). Acquired by donor from collection of Susan Sheehan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Source of Acquisition:
Rare Books Authors Collection copy: Gift of John A. Mahey; 20078.