The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium is an illustrated book by American author/illustrator Edward Gorey, and is a sequel to his The Haunted Tea Cozy dedicated to the memory of Lancelot Brown. The story features the Bahhumbug throughout its 30 illustrated panels colored in black, white, brown, yellow and light blue. In rhyming verse it explores the baffling human condition, leaving the characters as well as the reader with more questions than answers.
Pressing details:The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium by Edward Gorey. First edition: New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1999. White boards with light blue, green tea, and brown with black pictorial stamping; pictorial dust wrapper. First edition statement on copyright page.
^Langton, Jane (31 October 1999). "Gorey taps into the absurd to save us from it". The Boston Herald. p. 064. The bewildered men appear in long fur coats and top hats, or plus-fours and golfing shoes, the clueless women in hobble skirts and turbans with aigrettes, or flapper ensembles with fluttering veils.|accessdate= requires |url= (help)