Gene Wolfe - The Book of the New Sun 2-volume edition signed by Sam Weber
First Folio Society edition, first printing - signed by the artist Sam Weber. Please note, there are 2 small scratches and very light bumps to the corners of one volume. This set comes with a complementary copy of Lexicon Urthus (a dictionary for the Urth Cycle) second edition, by Michael Andre-Driussi.
Both volumes Illustrated and signed by by Sam Weber (not bookplate)
Introduced by Neil Gaiman
A stunning new two-volume Folio edition of Gene Wolfe’s acclaimed The Book of the New Sun, lavishly illustrated by Sam Weber and introduced by Neil Gaiman.
This spectacular new collector’s edition of Wolfe’s multi-award-winning work features a powerful introduction by Neil Gaiman, which attests to the author’s literary prowess and enduring influence on the genre: ‘The more deeply you delve into The Book of the New Sun, the more it will repay the delving.' Celebrated artist Sam Weber was commissioned to illustrate the work – a labour of love that took the best part of a year to complete and four colour illustrations in each volume, two of which are double-page spreads, twelve original black-and-white illustrations and binding designs, for each of the four books that comprise this epic story, which form the front and back bindings of this two-volume edition. The two-colour text includes decorative chapter initials based on an ancient script adapted by Weber to incorporate symbolic references to the story; a fitting tribute to a literary legacy that will stun generations to come.
Quarter-bound in blocked cloth with printed paper sides
Set in Jenson with Priori Serif display
1160 pages in total
8 colour illustrations, including 4 double-page spreads, 12 black & white illustrations in total
Decorative capital letters drawn by Sam Weber
Printed in black & red
10” x 6¾”