The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

Having presided over a previous volume of imaginary diseases, the prolific pedant Thackery T. Lambshead is invoked once again by award-winning editors Anne and Jeff Vandermeer.  They call upon a legion of writers -- including Naomi Novik, Minister Faust, China Mieville, Alan Moore, Lev Grossman, and Charles Yu – to pry open a packrat's trove of arcane memorabilia that evokes the spirits of Gorey and Lovecraft.  An awesomely bizarre catalog of horrifying, spellbinding fun.

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