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Suntup Editions To Release Limited Editions of The Island of Doctor Moreau By H.G. Wells

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the first publication of The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells; a classic work of early science fiction that remains one of the author’s most disturbing and unforgettable novels. When Edward Prendick is rescued from a shipwreck, he is left on a nearby island and soon discovers the home of the depraved Doctor Moreau, a mad scientist conducting unspeakable animal experiments with hideous, human-like results.

While gene-splicing and bioengineering are common practices today, Wells’s haunting vision raised ethical questions more than a century before our time. Originally published in 1896, Wells’s story reflects the scientific controversies disrupting the societal norm in the late 1800s, including increased opposition to animal vivisection and growing discussion of Darwinism and the degeneration of the human race.

With The Island of Doctor Moreau published just one year after his first novel, The Time Machine, H.G. Wells was creating new worlds for which he would become known as one of the founding fathers of the science fiction genre. Moreau is the earliest example of what would become a popular science fiction motif called “uplift,” in which a more advanced race interferes with the evolution of the animal species to bring the latter to a higher level of intelligence.

With its themes of cruelty, moral responsibility, and man’s interference with nature, The Island of Doctor Moreau is one of Wells’s most important and thought-provoking explorations on what makes us human.

About The Editions:

The limited edition of The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature six full color illustrations by Benz and Chang as well as a new exclusive foreword by Megan Shepherd and an afterword by Adam Roberts.

Bonus Content:

Included in all editions is the following bonus content:

– Appendix A: Wells Explains: Two Essays Relating to Moreau’s Argument.

– H.G. Wells, The Province of Pain (1894)

– H.G. Wells, The Limits of Individual Plasticity (1895)

– Appendix B: ‘The Terrible Medusa Case’: An Historical Source for Prendick’s Shipwreck.

– A narrative account of the infamous shipwreck Méduse (1818).

– Reproduction of Théodore Géricault’s masterpiece painting The Raft of the Medusa (c.1819).

– Appendix C: Wells’s First Draft of Moreau.

– A study and excerpt from H.G. Wells’s original draft of Moreau.

Artist Edition ($130):

The Artist edition is limited to 1000 copies with a dust jacket illustrated by Benz and Chang. It is a full cloth, smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket, and is signed by the artist. The edition is printed offset and is housed in an embossed paper covered slipcase.

Numbered Edition ($365):

The Numbered edition of 350 copies is a quarter cloth binding with Japanese cloth boards. The cover is foil stamped in gold and endsheets are custom designed for this edition. The edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Via, and is housed in a cloth covered slipcase. It is signed by Megan Shepherd, Adam Roberts & Benz and Chang.

Lettered Edition ($1,850):

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a full goatskin binding with a letterrpress printed spine label. The cover features a letterpress printed, die cut map of Noble’s Isle. Endsheets are hand marbled and the edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Via. The clamshell enclosure is covered in Japanese cloth with marbled paper floors, and the edition is signed by Megan Shepherd, Adam Roberts & Benz and Chang.

The Artist Edition is available to order today HERE. There is a chance that the Numbered edition may only be available for purchase through a lottery when it opens up for public pre-order on Saturday, April 10th at 9 A.M. Pacific. If any copies of the Lettered edition are available, those will be sold through a lottery only.

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Suntup Editions To Publish Limited Edition of Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness In The West By Cormac McCarthy

Often referred to as “the Great American Novel,” Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West is Cormac McCarthy’s magnum opus. An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America’s westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the wild west.

Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, the novel traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old boy from Tennessee, as he stumbles into the nightmarish world of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on a mission to massacre Indians and sell their scalps in a thriving market.

First published in 1985, American literary critic Harold Bloom praised Blood Meridian as “one of the 20th century’s finest novels,” while Aleksandar Hemon called it “possibly the greatest American novel of the past 25 years.” Time magazine included Blood Meridian in its “100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.”

About The Editions

The limited edition of Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is presented in two states: Lettered and Numbered. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature six watercolor paintings by Rob Wood as well as a new exclusive introduction by Bret Easton Ellis. Both editions are signed by Bret Easton Ellis and Rob Wood. This is the first limited edition of the novel.

Lettered Edition

The Lettered edition ($3,950) is limited to 26 copies and is a handsewn, full leather Bradel binding with leather onlays. The leather has been custom designed and produced for this edition. Pigment foils are applied by hand to the cover and top edge. The edition is printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Gutenberg moldmade paper. The clamshell enclosure features a rounded spine and is covered in leather and European cloth.

If any copies of the Lettered edition are available when it opens up for public pre-order, those will be sold through a lottery only.

Numbered Edition

The Numbered edition ($975) of 350 copies is a unique handmade binding with butterfly sewing laced into leather covered boards. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra with a Tyvek hinge for reinforcement. The edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine, and is housed in a cigar-style box covered in Italian cloth. Each copy is made entirely by hand.

Demand for our Numbered editions has been far greater than the available supply. Please be aware that there is a chance that this edition may only be available for purchase through a lottery when it opens up for public pre-order.

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Suntup Editions Insomnia U.K. First Edition Fine Art Print By Steve Crisp

This month, Suntup Editions announces their third and final print from British artist, Steve Crisp. Previously, they published Crisp’s first U.K. edition covers of Skeleton Crew and Needful Things. Now, Suntup presents the beautiful artwork which graced the first U.K. edition of Insomnia.

Published in 1994, Insomnia is Stephen King’s 34th book. This horror/fantasy novel follows retired widower Ralph Roberts whose increasing insomnia allows him to perceive auras and other hidden things, leading him to join a conflict between the forces of the Purpose and the Random. Unlike the first U.S. edition which featured only the stark red and white letters of the title and author on its cover, Constant Readers in the U.K. were treated to Steve Crisp’s fantastic artwork depicting an elderly face hidden within the wrinkles of a lone pillow upon the bed. Now this art can be enjoyed for the first time without cover text as a beautiful giclée print.

All prints are hand-signed by Steve Crisp. Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

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Suntup Editions Announces The First Signed Limited Edition of The Wolfen By Whitley Strieber

Fast-paced, compelling, and gruesomely violent, The Wolfen is the first novel by bestselling horror novelist, Whitley Strieber.

Following the savage killing of two New York City policemen, George Wilson and Becky Neff are two detectives bound together by their strange and passionate hunt for the Wolfen. Strieber’s novel breathed new life into the werewolf genre, building upon the traditional myth and lore of the lycanthrope to create a genetically superior crossbreed of human and wolf that has existed in the shadows for centuries.

Upon its release in 1978, the Washington Post called The Wolfen “a howling success.” Likewise, St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost and Gothic Writers deemed it, “an amazingly effective debut novel that turns the werewolf story completely on its head. Breathtakingly suspenseful throughout.”

In 1981, The Wolfen was adapted into a horror movie starring Albert Finney, directed by Michael Wadleigh.

About The Editions:

The signed limited edition of The Wolfen by Whitley Strieber is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature thirteen full color illustrations by François Vaillancourt, as well as a new exclusive introduction by Whitley Strieber. Lettered and Numbered editions are signed by the author and artist, and the Artist edition is signed by the artist. This is the first signed limited edition of the novel.

Artist Edition 

The Artist edition is limited to 1000 copies with a dust jacket illustrated by François Vaillancourt. It is a full cloth, smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping and features illustrated endpapers. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket, and is signed by artist François Vaillancourt. The edition is housed in an embossed paper covered slipcase. ($145)

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Numbered Edition 

The Numbered edition of 350 copies is a quarter Japanese cloth binding with Hahnemühle Bugra boards. The cover and spine are foil stamped and the edition is printed offset on Mohawk Superfine. It is housed in a slipcase covered in a unique coated paper that imitates real stone. The edition is signed by Whitley Strieber and François Vaillancourt. ($450)

Lettered Edition 

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a full leather double-boards Bradel binding in brown goatskin with sewn on meeting guards. Board cutouts open over a red acrylic painted base, with incision edges. The endpapers are hand marbled on Fabriano Ingres, and endbands are decorated brown leather. The edition is printed offset on Mohawk Superfine, and is housed in a custom handmade walnut wood box with laser engraving on the lid and a velvet lined interor. ($2,750)

Wolfen Art Portfolio

Back by popular demand is our art portfolio! This time, we present art from The Wolfen illustrated by François Vaillancourt. The portfolio is sized at 9” x 13.5” and includes fifteen prints. In addition to the interior illustrations, also included are the Artist edition endsheet and dust jacket illustrations. Final print run will be based on pre-order demand. Includes a letterpress printed signature page. Signed by François Vaillancourt. ($120)

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Lettered and Numbered editions are available for pre-order on Saturday, February 27th 2021 at 9 A.M. Pacific. Please note: Depending on how many copies are available of the Numbered and Lettered editions when they open up for pre-order, these may be sold through a lottery only.

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Suntup Editions Announces Their Latest Covers Collection Release – Needful Things (U.K.) By Steve Crisp

This month, Suntup Editions announces the second of three iconic covers from British artist Steve Crisp. Previously, Suntup published Crisp’s first U.K. edition cover of Skeleton Crew. Now, they present the penultimate Steve Crisp cover print, the artwork which graced the first U.K. edition of Needful Things.

Originally published in 1991, Needful Things was billed as “the last Castle Rock story.” Since 1991, King has returned to Castle Rock only a handful of times, including the short story “It Grows On You” (published in King’s 1993 collection Nightmares and Dreamscapes, which, according to King, serves as an epilogue to Needful Things) and the novella Elevation (2018). Needful Things remains one of the beloved works in King’s bibliography and serves as a sensational send-off to one of horror literature’s most famous fictional towns. For the first U.K. hardcover edition, Steve Crisp gives us a peek into the window of the dreaded store that is the title’s namesake. Now this iconic artwork can be enjoyed for the first time without cover text, as a beautifully printed giclée print.

All prints are hand-signed by Steve Crisp. Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Fine Press Limited Edition of The Exorcist By William Peter Blatty

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this iconic masterpiece of horror and paranormal suspense, Suntup Editions is delighted to announce a fine press limited edition of The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. One of the most controversial novels ever written, The Exorcist was first published in June 1971, and would go on to become a cultural phenomenon. The book spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at #1. Five decades later, the novel retains its power to possess readers with its raw and visceral prose.

Inspired by a 1949 article in The Washington Post in which a Catholic priest recounts his experience performing the ritual of exorcism on a young child, William Peter Blatty’s groundbreaking novel details the demonic possession of eleven-year-old Regan MacNeil. When neither medical professionals nor psychiatrists can come to Regan’s aid, her mother enlists the assistance of two priests. Overwhelmed but determined, they endeavor to rescue Regan from an unspeakable fate. To do so, they must face a series of terrifying moments that will test not only their strength, but the very core of their faith.

Two years after its publication, The Exorcist, was adapted for the screen by Blatty. The film, directed by William Friedkin, who has penned an exclusive introduction for this edition of the novel, would become a wildly successful motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. Friedkin and Blatty formed a lifelong friendship, with Friedkin often referring to Blatty as “my brother,” and “the most spiritual man I ever met.” To both men, The Exorcist was not a horror story, but one of the great mystery of faith. Friedkin’s new introduction chronicles the moments of inspiration that led Blatty to write the novel.

On September 27, 2011, The Exorcist was re-released as a 40th Anniversary Edition in hardcover, paperback and audiobook featuring new and revised material. Of this edition, Blatty wrote:

“This will have a touch of new material in it as part of an all-around polish of the dialogue and prose. First time around I never had the time (meaning the funds) to do a second draft, and this, finally, is it. With forty years to think about it, a few little changes were inevitable — plus one new character in a totally new, very spooky scene. This is the version I would like to be remembered for.”

Suntup will publish the author’s preferred text in the fine press edition of The Exorcist.

About The Editions:

The limited edition of The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty is presented in four states: Roman Numeral, Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature six full color illustrations by Marc Potts as well as a new exclusive introduction by William Friedkin.

Artist Edition:

The Artist edition is limited to 1000 copies with wrap-around dust jacket art by Marc Potts. It is a full cloth, smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket, and is signed by artist Marc Potts. The edition is housed in an embossed paper covered slipcase.

Order HERE for $150.

Numbered Edition:

The Numbered edition of 250 copies is a handmade lapped component case binding constructed from purple and black Japanese cloth covers and purple folded single folio endsheets. It features foil stamped titling at the spine, a white Plike paper collar, flush mounted and wrapped at the head of the book, and is housed in a cigar-style enclosure covered in Japanese cloth. The edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Via Vellum and is signed by William Friedkin and Marc Potts. Each copy of this edition is sewn and bound by hand.

Please note that the demand for Suntup Numbered editions has been far greater than the available supply. They have taken action to increase print runs on future titles. There is a chance that this edition may only be available for purchase through a lottery when it opens up for public pre-order for $850.

Lettered Edition:

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a full leather binding with laced-on boards. It is hand bound in pigskin with an embossed design adorning the front cover. Headcaps are sculpted and the endbands are rolled marbled paper. Endsheets are hand marbled by Claire Guillot in Southern France, and are flexible with a folded hinge at the fore edge. The edition is printed letterpress on Zerkall Frankfurt mouldmade paper and is housed in a clamshell enclosure covered with purple and black Japanese cloth with an inset leather spine label. The edition is signed by William Friedkin and Marc Potts.

Please note that if any copies of the Lettered edition are available when it opens up for public pre-order for $3,250, those will be sold through a lottery only.

Roman Numeral Edition:

The Roman Numeral edition is limited to 10 copies and is bound in embossed grey goatskin. It is a three coverboard structure, with the middle board in purple goatskin visible through the cross cut on the front cover and at the board edges. The top edge is adorned with pigment foils. The edition features leather doublures and sculpted headcaps with leather endbands.

The clamshell enclosure is full black goatskin with a rounded spine, leather endbands and suede inner linings in purple with black Japanese cloth. The edition is printed letterpress on Zerkall Frankfurt moldmade paper and is signed by William Friedkin and Marc Potts. 

Please note that this edition is first offered to owners of the Roman Numeral edition of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. Remaining copies are sold by lottery. The cost will be $6,500.

The Numbered and Lettered editions are available for pre-order on Saturday, February 6th 2021 at 9 A.M. Pacific. More info HERE.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Publication of The Limited Edition Book, The Silence of The Lambs By Thomas Harris

Suntup Editions today announced the publication of the limited edition book, The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris.

The second book in Thomas Harris’s Hannibal series, The Silence of the Lambs was first published in 1988; a sequel to the author’s 1981 novel, Red Dragon. This time, the cannibalistic forensic psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter is called upon by FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling, to use his powers of deduction to assist her in tracking down the grotesque serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. But to enlist Dr. Lecter’s help, Starling will have to risk everything by letting him inside of her mind.

Thomas Harris

In Red Dragon, author Thomas Harris introduced us to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and in The Silence of the Lambs he ushers Lecter to center stage, creating one of the most iconic and enduring villains the page and screen have ever known.

Ingenious and masterfully written, The Silence of the Lambs is a modern-day classic of suspense and storytelling.

About The Editions

The signed limited edition of The Silence of The Lambs by Thomas Harris is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature seven full color illustrations by Tom Bagshaw. The Numbered and Lettered editions are signed by the author and the artist, and the Artist edition is signed by the artist.

Lettered Edition

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a full leather binding with a foil stamped cover and top edge painting. Each copy is sewn and bound by hand. Endsheets are hand marbled and the edition is printed offset on Mohawk Via. The clamshell enclosure is debossed and covered in European cloth. The edition is signed by Thomas Harris and Tom Bagshaw. ($2,500)

Numbered Edition

The Numbered edition of 350 copies is a full Japanese cloth hand binding with a blind stamped cover. The leather spine label is foil stamped, and the endsheets are illustrated. The edition is printed offset on Mohawk Via, and is housed in a unique brocade fabric slipcase. This edition is signed by Thomas Harris and Tom Bagshaw. ($475)

Artist Edition

The Artist Edition is limited to 1000 copies with a reversible dust jacket featuring two wrap-around illustrations by Tom Bagshaw. It is a full cloth, smyth-sewn binding with a foil stamped cover. Endsheets are embossed, and it is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket. The edition is signed by Tom Bagshaw and is housed in an illustrated slipcase. ($145)

Ordering information can be found HERE.

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Suntup Editions Announces Four Past Midnight UK Edition Covers Collection Print By Paul Bryn Davies

Suntup Editions presents another stunning cover by British artist Paul Bryn Davies. Previously, we have released prints of Davies’ iconic covers for Stephen King’s IT, Misery, The Dark Half, The Dark Half (Alternate Cover), and Nightmares & Dreamscapes. Now we are pleased to offer the art that appeared on the 1st U.K. hardcover edition of Four Past Midnight.

Published in 1990, Four Past Midnight contains four novellas by Stephen King: The Langoliers, The Library Policeman, Secret Window, Secret Garden, and The Sun Dog. For the 1st U.K. hardcover edition, Davies created a demonic gargoyle perched atop a clock set at 12:04. This is the penultimate cover print from Paul Bryn Davies. Now this artwork can now be enjoyed for the first time without cover text as a beautiful giclée print.

All prints are hand-signed by Davies, who continues his series of beautiful remarques with this print. Usually, remarques are reserved only for the first 20 large print subscribers, but Davies decided to also remarque the first 20 small prints.

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Suntup Editions To Publish Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers Limited Edition Book

One of the greatest science-fiction military adventures of all time, Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers is a timeless classic as resonant and influential today, as it was when first published.

Set 700 years in the future, Johnnie Rico never intended to join the infantry, but now that he is in the thick of it he must fight for his life; first in the toughest boot camp in the Universe, and then thrust into battle against humankind’s most alarming enemy.

So convincing and realistically imagined was Starship Troopers that the space war epic was considered highly controversial upon its release with several critics claiming it glorified the military and violence. Still, there was no denying Heinlein was at the peak of his powers as a writer. Starship Troopers received the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1960, and by 1980 it had been translated into eleven languages and was still selling strongly. Today, it is regarded as a key work of the 1950’s, responsible for popularizing the subgenre of military science fiction.

Engrossing and fast-paced, Heinlein’s classic is so much more than a science-fiction novel. It is an intense discussion of ideas ranging from the political to the philosophical.

About the editions:

The limited edition of Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature four full color illustrations by Dan Dos Santos. All editions are signed by Dan Dos Santos.

Lettered Edition:

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a bradel binding with a leather spine and Japanese cloth sides. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra and the edition is printed offset on Mohawk Via, with the colophon printed letterpress. The clamshell enclosure is covered in European cloth, and the edition is signed by artist Dan Dos Santos. ($1,300)

Numbered Edition:

The Numbered edition of 250 copies is a quarter cloth binding with custom designed letterpress printed sides, and a foil stamped spine label. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra, and the edition is printed offset on Mohawk Via. The slipcase enclosure is covered in a two-toned cloth, and the edition is signed by artist Dan Dos Santos. ($255)

Artist Edition:

The Artist edition is limited to 750 copies with a dust jacket featuring a wrap-around illustration by Dan Dos Santos. It is a full cloth, smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket, and is signed by the artist. The edition is housed in an embossed paper covered slipcase. ($125)

Numbered and Lettered editions are available for pre-order on Saturday, December 12th at 9 A.M. Pacific. The Artist Edition is available to pre-order today. More info HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Publish Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger In A Strange Land Limited Edition Book

The first science-fiction novel to enter The New York Times bestseller list, Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land is one of the genre’s most groundbreaking works of literary fiction.

Valentine Michael Smith is human, but he has never met another member of the human race. After being raised by Martians, he is sent to Earth, where he must learn what it means to be human. On this planet, he struggles to understand the social mores and prejudices of human nature that are so alien to him, while his own powers — including telepathy, clairvoyance, telekenesis, and teleportation — make him a God amongst humans.

Stranger in a Strange Land is Heinlein’s deliberate attempt to challenge social mores, exploring the meaning and relevance of institutions including religion, monogamy, money, and the fear of death. Generating considerable controversy upon its release, the novel was banned from school libraries and reading lists, while many reviewers took offense to what they assumed was Heinlein’s view of how society should be. Heinlein later stated, “I was not giving answers. I was trying to shake the reader loose from some preconceptions and induce him to think for himself, along new and fresh lines. … It is an invitation to think – not to believe.”

Stranger in a Strange Land won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1962.

About the editions:

The limited edition of Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature eleven full color illustrations by Thomas Canty. All editions are signed by Thomas Canty. The text is the complete, uncut version.

Lettered Edition:

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a bradel binding with a leather spine and Japanese cloth sides. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra and the edition is printed offset on Mohawk Via, with the colophon printed letterpress. The clamshell enclosure is covered in European cloth, and the edition is signed by artist Thomas Canty. ($1,500)

Numbered Edition:

The Numbered edition of 250 copies is a quarter cloth binding with custom designed letterpress printed sides, and a foil stamped spine label. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra, and the edition is printed offset on Mohawk Via. The slipcase enclosure is covered in a two-toned cloth, and the edition is signed by artist Thomas Canty. ($320)

Artist Edition:

The Artist edition is limited to 750 copies with a dust jacket featuring a wrap-around illustration by Thomas Canty. It is a full cloth, smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket, and is signed by the artist. The edition is housed in an embossed paper covered slipcase. ($135)

The Numbered and Lettered editions are available for pre-order on Saturday, December 12th at 9 A.M. Pacific. The Artist Edition can be pre-ordered today. More info HERE.

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