Title: EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE DUCK: THE DELUXE ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: The Mysterious Press, 1988
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 202 pages. Published in 1988. The author's thriller-cum-satire novel. One of Gahan Wilson's finest achievements. Deluxe Slipcased Edition of 26 lettered, signed, and illustrated copies. Should not be confused (and it is quite confusing) with the Limited Edition of 100 numbered, signed, and illustrated copies. The Deluxe Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by The Mysterious Press: Regular-sized volume format. Green hard boards with gilt titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Text by Gahan Wilson. Matching green slipcase. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its most collectible Deluxe Edition format, Gahan Wilson's "Everybody's Favorite Duck". His Holmes-ian novel. Written with lots of twists and turns, the book is filled with treats for intellectuals, fans of the great detective novel, and readers in general. The plot is imaginative, coherent, and riveting. The characters are fleshed out and real, with the right touches in all the right places. The hero, Enoch Bone, captures the Holmes-ian flavor and sidekick, John Weston, rocks. There is a trio of villains: "The Professor", a Moriarty for our times, "Spectrobert", a model of finessed cruelty, and "The Mandarin", a Fu Manchu with a twist. All are equally loathsome and frightening. An absolute "must-have" title for Gahan Wilson collectors. This copy of the Deluxe Slipcased Edition is Letter O, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully lettered and signed in black ink-pen by Gahan Wilson. He also drew a beautifully elaborate illustration of the eponymous duck beside his signature. The page used for the Deluxe Slipcased Edition is the same as the one for the Limited Edition. The text does not explicitly allude to the Lettered Deluxe Edition, thereby causing the kind of confusion The Mysterious Press's Limited Editions have become known for. The fact remains that the Deluxe Edition is more scarce (and therefore more collectible) than the Limited Edition. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the Deluxe Slipcased Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online have serious flaws. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest novelists of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 089296295X. Bookseller Inventory # 10452
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