The Complete Far Side Leather-Bound Set (Signed Limited Edition) by Gary Larson
The Complete Far Side Leather-Bound Set (Signed Limited Edition) Gary Larson
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This journey around limited editions, numbered editions and deluxe editions encompasses photography, cartoons and comics, the politics of former US president George W. Bush, the quirky art of film director Tim Burton, the memorable music of reggae legend Bob Marley and rocker Patti Smith, the pugilism of Muhammad Ali, the lyrical words of Ted Hughes and Wilfred Owen, and fiction.

Some of these special books had print runs of less than 50 copies – their scarcity makes them very desirable. There are examples of beautiful work from fine presses, such as Arion Press in California and Sarob Press in Wales, alongside mainstream publishers who have printed limited editions to appeal to die-hard fans and collectors alike. Some of these rare books are also signed.

One thing is for sure – these rare editions won’t be available forever. Get them while you can.

 

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Limited, Numbered & Deluxe Editions

Anima Mundi by Mark Ryden
Anima Mundi
Mark Ryden

Only 500 signed numbered copies of this special limited edition.
DC Superheroes: The Ultimate Pop-up Book by Matthew Reinhart
DC Superheroes: The Ultimate Pop-up Book
Matthew Reinhart

Comes with a red cloth slipcase and a satin ribbon marker bound-in.
The Art of Tim Burton
The Art of Tim Burton


Signed deluxe edition of this director’s art – sold out immediately on publication.
Falling Into Heaven: Fourteen Tales of Terror by LH Maynard & MPN Sim
Falling Into Heaven: Fourteen Tales of Terror
LH Maynard & MPN Sim

A super rare book from Welsh publisher Sarob Press – just 40 copies.
Rebel Music: Bob Marley and Reggae Roots by Kate Simon
Rebel Music: Bob Marley and Reggae Roots
Kate Simon

Only 350 deluxe copies printed. Signed by Simon and rock legend Eric Clapton.
The Complete Far Side Leather-Bound Set by Gary Larson
Complete Far Side Leather-Bound Set
(sold)
Gary Larson

Cartoons go up-market with this two-volume leather set in a display case. Published in 2003.
The Five Cups by Cailtlin R. Kiernan
The Five Cups
Cailtlin R. Kiernan

A beauty from Subterranean Press - deluxe edition limited to 52 signed and lettered copies.
Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip
Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip


A limited slipcase edition of this rock band’s illustrated history.
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Just Kids
Patti Smith

Signed, numbered and limited to 1000 copies, Smith’s memoir was a National Book Award winner.
Losing Ground by Dorothy Simpson Krause
Losing Ground
Dorothy Simpson Krause

Only 106 copies of this book (100 regular copies and six deluxe) were printed.
Decision Points by George Bush
Decision Points
George W. Bush

A limited deluxe edition of 1000 copies. Each one signed and numbered by the author.
Hope to Die by Lawrence Block
Hope to Die
Lawrence Block

There are lettered and numbered copies of this book from Scorpion Press.
Journey Around my Room by Xavier de Maistre
Journey Around my Room
Xavier de Maistre

Another classic from San Francisco’s Arion Press - 300 numbered copies
The Phone Book by Martin Parr
The Phone Book
by Martin Parr

A deluxe edition of this 2002 photography book about mobile phones – just 35 copies printed.
Postcards from the Boys by Ringo Starr
Postcards from the Boys
Ringo Starr

Deluxe limited edition from 2003 - 53 postcards sent by George, John and Paul to Ringo.
Sonnets Written in Youth by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Sonnets Written in Youth
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Printed by Inkwell Press in 1992 – only 37 copies.
G.O.A.T. Greatest of All Time
G.O.A.T. Greatest of All Time


A cut-price copy of Taschen’s legendary deluxe tribute to Muhammad Ali.
Hue by Kelly Wearstler
Hue by Kelly Wearstler
Kelly Wearstler

One of the interior design hits of 2010, just 1000 copies of this limited edition.
Football by Ted Hughes
Football
Ted Hughes

Sixty copies were numbered and signed by Hughes and illustrator Christopher Battye
Drawing for Dante by Marcel Dzama
Drawing for Dante
Marcel Dzama

A thousand numbered signed copies of the first edition. Second edition is more plentiful.
Early Japanese Stories by Kazuo Ishiguro
Early Japanese Stories
Kazuo Ishiguro

Printed by Belmont Press, 50 copies were signed by Ishiguro and illustrator Eileen Hogan
Jack O’Connor by Robert M Anderson
Jack O’Connor
Robert M Anderson

A thousand copies signed by the author and also members of O’Connors’ family.
The Lamb of Abyssalia by Joyce Carol Oates
The Lamb of Abyssalia
Joyce Carol Oates

Two limited editions of this book – one of 350 and one of 50.
Mapping Golgotha Wilfred Owen: Letters & Poems edited by Jeremy Hooker
Mapping Golgotha Wilfred Owen: Letters & Poems
edited by Jeremy Hooker

Super rare limited edition poetry from Welsh private press Gwasg Gregynog
The Oval Lady by Leonora Carrington
The Oval Lady
Leonora Carrington

Just 150 numbered and signed copies printed.

 

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