Suntup Editions, publisher of fine limited edition books and art prints, is delighted to announce the upcoming publication of Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend, featuring illustrations by Award Winning artist Allen Williams.
“This may be the most terrifying novel you will ever read.” This quote from mystery writer William Campbell Gault graced the first edition cover of what would become one of the most influential and adapted works of the 20th century. Originally published in 1954, Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend ushered in a different kind of novel, defying and transcending genre to combine elements of horror and science fiction within a post-apocalyptic frame.
I Am Legend is the story of Robert Neville, who appears to be the sole survivor of a pandemic that has turned the human race into a crossbreed of zombies and vampires. Robert must hunt by day, hide by night, and most importantly, survive.
In 2012, the Horror Writers Association gave I Am Legend the special Vampire Novel of the Century Award. The novel and Richard Matheson are often credited for creating the zombie-vampire genre.
The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a full goatskin binding featuring a handcrafted wooden stake affixed to the cover which is laser engraved with the title. The spine is foil stamped, and endsheets are hand marbled on acid free Fabriano Ingres. The edition is printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Biblio mould-made paper, with a deckled fore edge. Title, chapter and section pages are printed with an additional spot color, and the edition is housed in a half-leather clamshell enclosure with a marbled paper cover. (Sold Out)
The Numbered edition of 250 copies is an elegant quarter vellum binding with Hahnemühle paper boards and foil stamping on the cover and spine. The classic, understated design is composed in such a way as to blend with the interior typography, which is printed letterpress on Teton paper with a deckled fore edge. Title, chapter and section pages are printed with an additional spot color, and the edition is housed in a unique cloth and paper covered slipcase. Each copy is bound by hand. $695
Artist Gift Edition
Signed by Allen Williams, the Artist Gift edition is limited to 1000 copies and features a dust jacket with wrap-around artwork. It is a full cloth smyth-sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping, and printed endsheets. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket. The book is printed offset, and is housed in a unique embossed paper-covered slipcase with cloth on the upper and lower sections. $75
Publication is scheduled for early 2020 and is now available for pre-order at https://shop.suntup.press.