Edward Gorey
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The child’s alphabet book is considered one of the oldest literary genres of American literature. Wikipedia says so. It must be true.

Edward Gorey created many books on the alphabet - a perfect convergence of his main forms. These include The Utter Zoo,

The Glorious Nosebleed,

The Gorey Alphabet and others.