THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN: Gene Wolfe Folio Society First Printing
THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN
Illustrated by Sam Weber
Introduced by Neil Gaiman
Folio Society First Printing
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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.
A work that subverts, elevates and transcends its genre, Gene Wolfe’s fantasy epic tells the story of Severian, a young torturer who falls in love with one of his victims. His punishment for allowing her a quick death, rather than a brutally slow demise, is exile to a distant city, but his arduous journey is fraught with danger, magic and questions about his destiny.
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
Coloured tops Blocked slipcase
10” x 6¾”
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