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Easton Press Deluxe Limited Editions Signed by the Illustrator Series

1Wootle
Editado: Ene 15, 5:01pm

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1 -- 2335 -- Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs: /800, 3@$89.00 ($267.00)
Announced: 10/1/2012 -- Shipped: 12/14/2012 -- Sold Out: 2014
LT Discussion: Tarzan
Photo Album: Tarzan
Illustrator's Website: Eggleton
**Signed by artist Bob Eggleton**


2 -- 2770 -- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: /1200, 3@$89.00 ($267.00)
Announced: 8/2013 -- Shipped: 11/11/2013 -- Sold Out: Yes
WayBackMachine: Carol
LT Discussion: Carol
Photo Album: Carol
Illustrator's Website: Caniglia
Other Sites: Caniglia
**Signed by artist Caniglia**


3 -- 2871 -- The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle: /1200, 3@$89.00 ($267.00)
Announced: 10/2013 -- Shipped: 12/2013 -- Sold Out: 12/31/2018
LT Discussion: Baskervilles
Photo Album: Baskervilles
Illustrator's Website: Stewart
**Signed by artist Matthew Stewart**


4 -- 2870 -- Dracula by Bram Stoker: /1200, 4@$69.00 ($276.00)
Announced: 5/2014 -- Shipped: 6/2014 -- Sold Out: Yes -- Second half Printed: 11/08/2018 -- Sold Out: 12/2020
Easton Press: Dracula
LT Discussion: Dracula
Photo Album: Dracula
Illustrator's Website: Berry
**Signed by artist Rick Berry**


5 --2986 -- Stories & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe: /1200, 4@$59.00 ($236.00)
Announced: 10/2014 -- Shipped: 11/2014 -- Sold Out: 8/20/2018
LT Discussion: Poe
Photo Album: Poe
Illustrator's Website: Palencar
Other Sites: Palencar
**Signed by artist John Jude Palencar**


6 -- 2968 -- The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells: /1200, 4@$69.00 ($276.00)
Announced: 6/2015 -- Shipped: 7/2015 -- Sold Out: Yes -- Re-printed: 4/7/2020
Easton Press Site: War
LT Discussion: War, War
Photo Album: War
Illustrator's Website: Targete
**Signed by artist Jean Pierre Targete**


7 -- 3061 -- Dante Alighieri’s Inferno: /1200, 4@$89.00 ($356.00)
Announced: 10/2015 -- Sold Out: 8/13/2020
Easton Press Site: Inferno
LT Discussion: Inferno
Photo Album: Inferno
Illustrator's Website: Burckhardt
**Signed by artist Marc Burckhardt**


8 -- 3202 -- O. Henry Stories: /1200, 3@$125.00 ($375.00)
Announced: 3/2016 -- Sold Out:
Easton Press Site: O Henry
LT Discussion: O Henry
Photo Album: O Henry
Illustrator's Website: Caniglia
Other Sites: Caniglia
**Signed by artist Caniglia**


9 -- 3113 -- Gilgamesh: /1200, 4@$74.00 ($296.00)
Announced: 5/2016 -- Shipped: 7/2016 -- Sold Out: 5/11/2019
LT Discussion: Gilgamesh
Photo Album: Gilgamesh
Illustrator's Website: Yanovskaya
Other Sites: Behance
**Signed by artist Rebecca Yanovskaya**
**Signed by translator Stephen Mitchell**


10 -- 3515 -- The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson: /1200, 5@$75.00 ($375.00)
Announced: 8/2016 -- Sold Out: 4/1/2019
LT Discussion: Jekyll, Hyde
Photo Album: Jekyll Hyde
Illustrator's Website: Colucci
**Signed by artist Alejandro Colucci**


11 -- 2879 -- The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka: /1200 5@$79.00 ($395.00)
Announced:11/2016 -- Sold Out: 5/14/2019
Easton Press Site: Metamorphosis
LT Discussion: Metamorphosis
Photo Album: Metamorphosis
Illustrator's Website: Despain
YouTube Interview: Despain
**Signed by artist Brian Despain**


12 -- 3293 -- The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli: /1200, 4@$85.00 ($340.00)
Announced: 3/2017 -- Sold Out: 5/26/2020
Easton Press Site: The Prince
LT Discussion: The Prince
Photo Album: The Prince
Illustrator's Website: Ho
**Signed by artist David Ho**


13 -- 3304 -- Animal Farm by George Orwell: /1200, 4@$84.00 ($336.00)
Announced: 5/2017 -- Sold Out: 9/10/2019 -- Second Print: 6/18/2020 -- Sold Out: In Stock
Easton Press Site: Animal Farm
LT Discussion: Animal Farm
Photo Album: Animal Farm
Illustrator's Website: Mayer
Other Sites: Animal Farm
**Signed by artist Bill Mayer**


14 -- 3190 -- The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux: /1200, 5@$75.00 ($375.00)
Announced: 8/2017 -- Sold Out: 7/10/2018 -- Second Half Announced: 1/14/2019 -- Sold Out: In Stock
Easton Press: Phantom
LT Discussion: Phantom
Photo Album: Phantom
Illustrator Website: Gerard
**Signed by artist Annie Stegg Gerard**


15 -- 3298 -- The Island of Doctor Moreau by H G Wells: /1200, 5@$79.00 ($395.00)
Announced: 9/2017 -- Sold Out:
Easton Press Site: Doctor Moreau
LT Discussion: Doctor Moreau
Photo Album: Doctor Moreau
Illustrator's Website: Stevanovic
**Signed by artist Ivica Stevanovic**


16 -- 3240 -- The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare: /1200, 4@$99.00 ($396.00)
Announced: 10/26/2017 -- Shipped: 11/2017 -- Sold Out:
Easton Press Site: Macbeth
LT Discussion: Macbeth
Photo Album: Macbeth
Illustrator's Website: Hillestad
**Signed by artist Luke Hillestad**


17 -- 3336 -- Beowulf Translated by Frederick Rebsamen: /1200, 5@$65.00 ($325.00)
Announced: 12/1/2017 -- Shipped: 1/31/2018 -- Sold Out: 12/1/19 -- Re-Print: In Stock
Easton Press Site: Beowulf
LT Discussion: Beowulf
YouTube: Beowulf
Photo Album: Beowulf
Illustrator's Website: Lossel
**Signed by artist Yoann Lossel**


18 -- 3378 -- A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne: /1200, 5@$73.00 ($365.00)
Announce: 5/21/2018 -- Shipped: 5/2018 -- Sold Out: 6/3/2020
Easton Press Site: Journey
LT Discussion: Journey
Photo Album: Journey
Illustrator's Website: Araya
**Signed by artist Samuel Araya**


19 -- 3377 -- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell: /1200, 5@$75.00 ($375.00)
Announced: 5/24/2018 (6/18/2018) -- Shipped: 9/2018 -- Sold Out: 2/19/2020 -- Re-Printed: 6/4/2020
Easton Press Site: 1984
LT Discussion: 1984
Photo Album: 1984
Illustrator's Website: Waldman
**Signed by artist Bruce Waldman**


20 -- 3213 -- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K LeGuin: /1200, 4@$67.50 ($270.00)
Announced: 11/08/2018 -- Shipped: 12/18/2018 -- Sold Out: 7/15/2019 -- Second Half: 2/2020
Easton Press Site: Left Hand
LT Discussion: Left Hand
Photo Album: Left Hand
Illustrator's Website: Lemen
**Signed by Ursula LeGuin and artist Vanessa Lemen**


21 -- 3376 -- Jason and the Argonauts by Apollonius of Rhodes: /1200, 5@$73.00 ($365.00)
Announced: 12/6/2018 -- Shipped: 1/2019 -- Sold Out: In Stock
Easton Press Site: Argonauts
LT Discussion: Argonauts
Photo Album: Argonauts
Illustrator's Website: Komarck
**Signed by artist Michael Komarck**


22 -- 3230 -- The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov: /800, 5@$79.00 ($395.00)
Announced: 10/16/2019 -- Shipped: 10/2019 -- Sold Out: In Stock
Easton Press Site: Foundation
LT Discussion: Foundation
Photo Album: Foundation
Illustrator's Website: Eggleton
Other Sites: Eggleton
**Signed by artist Bob Eggleton**


23 -- 3472 -- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand: /1200, 5@$74.00 ($370.00)
Announced: 12/23/2019 -- Sold Out: In Stock
Easton Press Site: Atlas
LT Discussion: Atlas
Photo Album: Atlas
Illustrator's Website: Salvati
**Signed by artist Jim Salvati**


24 -- 3146 -- The Eddas by Saemund Sigfusson & Snorre Sturleson: /800, 5@$79.00 ($395.00)
Announced: 2/10/2020 -- Sold Out: In Stock
Easton Press Site: Eddas
LT Discussion: Eddas
Photo Album: Eddas
Illustrator's Website: Sweet
**Signed by artist Justin Sweet**


25 -- 3656 -- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: /1200, 4@$75.00 ($300.00)
Announced: 11/18/2020 -- Sold Out: In Stock
Easton Press Site: Frankenstein
LT Discussion: Frankenstein
Photo Album: Frankenstein
Illustrator's Website: Bell
**Signed by artist Douglas Bell**


26 -- 3679 -- Tain Bo Cuailnge Translated by Ciaran Carson: /1200, 4@$80.00 ($320.00)
Announced: 1/7/2021 -- Sold Out: Pre-order
Easton Press Site: Tain Bo Cuailnge
LT Discussion: Tain Bo Cuailnge
Photo Album: Tain Bo Cuailnge
Illustrator's Website: Johnson
**Signed by Howard David Johnson**


2Wootle
Ene 8, 2018, 12:55pm

N/A

3jroger1
Ene 8, 2018, 1:09pm

Thanks >1 Wootle: This list will be very helpful.

4booksforreading
Ene 8, 2018, 1:26pm

>1 Wootle:
Thank you!

5venkysuniverse
Ene 8, 2018, 4:29pm

>1 Wootle: Thanks

6Anna1851
Ene 9, 2018, 4:01pm

>1 Wootle: This is fantastic! Thank you!

7Wootle
Ene 13, 2018, 12:38am

Votar: Do you like the thumbnails at the top of the page?

Recuento actual: 13, No 0
Chime in with your opinion as to where the thumbnail link should lead. Choices are:

To the photo album, which is where they lead now.
To the LT discussion page.
To the Easton Press page. Some have been deleted from their catalog.
Somewhere else.

Is anyone having a delay in load time?

8treereader
Ene 13, 2018, 1:42am

I almost wish you were building more of a dedicated Wikipedia-like site for this stuff - one with a limited number of approved editors, which wouldn't include EP personnel. What you've done is great for LT, but LT's facilities are too limiting and/or cumbersome. I'll vote Yes but would rather see a bigger, more comprehensive, and more versatile datastore built.

9Anna1851
Ene 13, 2018, 1:51am

>7 Wootle: I like the thumbnails linking to the photo album like they do now. Thanks for all the time you put into this!

10saintmelville
Ene 13, 2018, 8:59am

>7 Wootle: Excellent work! The quick thumbs carry the user straight to the whole volume file. Hopefully, IMGUR stays around for a long time. Thank You Wootle for all the effort.

11hamletscamaro
Ene 13, 2018, 9:33am

I almost voted "No", since I am an idealist who cares more about the written word, and the content of the book is more important than any superfluous ornamentation added by photos.

Oh, come on! We all love the photos! If we were all extremely practical we would all be buying Penguin Classic paperbacks and none of us would be on this forum. We like the pictures, the feel, the look of visual feast of these books. We want to see a beautiful book, feel the added luxury of the leather and heavy weight textured paper, enjoy the quality illustrations; it all adds to the reading experience. We buy these DLEs to make enjoyment of these books as much of an experience as we can possibly have. If I could read each one while sitting on a beach in Barbados, or sitting in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, I would.

So yes, we love the photos, Wootle. Thank you so much for adding the additional thumbnails of each. With a mere title, I could possibly confuse it with an older publication, but with the thumbnail I instantly recall each book.

This is a tremendous resource. So thank you for taking the time and effort to put all this together. If I could vote "Yes" more than once, I would. So yes, this is definitely a "YES" vote from me!

Now if you can simply subsidize my purchase of the books you list... :)

12jroger1
Editado: Ene 13, 2018, 9:44am

I must be missing something, >7 Wootle: When I click on the thumbnail, I get an enlarged version of that photo, but it doesn't lead me anywhere else. Is it supposed to?

Update: I figured it out. Clicking on a thumbnail at the top gets me the full library, but clicking on the thumbnail in the individual description doesn't. I need more chocolate.

13treereader
Ene 13, 2018, 2:08pm

>8 treereader:

I forgot LT had a Wiki feature when I wrote this but I've also never tried to use it to add or edit content. It may or may not be too cumbersome to use.

14the.refined.library
Ene 13, 2018, 5:36pm

The thumbnails are awesome! You have created an invaluable resource for Easton Press collectors. Thank you!

15TeaAndHoney
Editado: Ene 16, 2018, 4:49pm

*Moved to another thread*

16Wootle
Ene 16, 2018, 1:48pm

>15 TeaAndHoney: Going to address this on the other thread.

17jroger1
Feb 18, 2018, 10:57pm

Moving to the top.

18GOBOGIE
Feb 18, 2018, 11:15pm

Thumbnails look great

19Wootle
Feb 18, 2018, 11:29pm

>18 GOBOGIE: Do we want them on the main thread? Or just to busy having 140+ of them together?

20jroger1
Feb 18, 2018, 11:49pm

What do you have in mind? Breaking them into 2 or 3 posts by date?

EP seems to be slowing down with the DLEs. A couple of months ago there were 72 for sale, but there are just 68 now with several on the limited quantities list. Maybe it’s seasonal.

21Wootle
Feb 18, 2018, 11:58pm

Just put the 50 at the top of each post. Or, put all 140+ at the top of the first one.

22GOBOGIE
Feb 19, 2018, 9:00am

I would think (gets me in trouble a lot) that breaking them up into 50 would be easier to navigate

23Wootle
Mar 28, 2018, 11:20pm

I've added a few new links to the above listings, mainly illustrator websites. Hopefully you will find them useful. Please report any bad links so I can repair them.

24NotDownInAnyMap
Mar 31, 2018, 4:20pm

>23 Wootle: The links to the illustrator websites are fantastic! I can't thank you enough!

25jroger1
Editado: Abr 3, 2018, 12:38pm

Having now had an opportunity to personally view 7 of the 17 books in this series, I’d like to make a general comment. It is almost certain that it is the finest set EP has ever produced. The cover designs, the pictorial slipcases, the outstanding art, the quality of the paper and print, and the sometimes unique endpaper designs make them uniformly gorgeous, and the signatures will be an added bonus for many collectors.

The downside, of course, is that they are pricey. The first half-dozen were priced in the $200-$300 range, but later the ones have been around $100 more. While not an insignificant investment for most of us, EP’s practice of publishing only about 3 new ones each year makes collecting a full set feasible. Most are still available, while the older ones go for $400-$500 on eBay.

Kudos to Easton Press for doing it right.

26jroger1
Abr 10, 2018, 5:46pm

Moving to the top.

27Wootle
Abr 10, 2018, 5:54pm

>25 jroger1: So which is the nicest volume in your opinion, not factoring in price?

28jroger1
Abr 10, 2018, 6:18pm

>25 jroger1:
It’s really tough to pick a favorite. I’m a sucker for colorful art such as Tarzan and Doctor Moreau, but I really love the painting of the hound in Baskerville. The gray-toned paper in Baskerville seems to be controversial, but I think it adds to the mysterious atmosphere of the story.

29hamletscamaro
Abr 10, 2018, 6:20pm

>25 jroger1:, >27 Wootle:, I can't speak for jroger1, but my favorite is probably the Hound of the Baskervilles. For me, it had the best mix of artwork I really liked, nice paper, print, etc. I've written a couple of times about it so I won't repeat. I have 6 of the 17 (Christmas Carol, Hound of the Baskervilles, Dracula, Poe, War of the Worlds, O'Henry), I agree that I quite like the series, not all of the artwork is my favorite. As these are larger format and aren't the longest stories, they have printed these on very nice paper, which for me is half the draw. I enjoy the tactile experience as I read the books. They are a bit pricey, which is why I don't have more, but I do have another 4 on my short list that I plan to pick up in between other acquisitions. We'll see if they hold out. I know Metamorphosis is already on the Limited Quantities list.

30hamletscamaro
Abr 10, 2018, 6:22pm

>28 jroger1:, apparently we were typing at the same time. But I'm glad to see we agree. Which also makes me amazed that this volume has not yet sold out. Great story, great book, and one of the better prices in the series.

31Wootle
Abr 10, 2018, 6:23pm

I was thinking of trying to find the budget for Metamorphosis before it sells out. I like the illustrations in that one.

32jroger1
Abr 10, 2018, 6:25pm

>31 Wootle:
I ordered that one in the current promotion. Once we get them, we can compare notes.

33astropi
Abr 11, 2018, 3:52pm

My vote would probably go to Tarzan. This DLE was released to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the book. More importantly, you don't see many "fine" editions of Tarzan despite the popularity. And by "many" -this is the only fine edition I know of. Also, Bob Eggleston is a well respected master illustrator.

34jroger1
Abr 11, 2018, 5:45pm

There are a few anomalies in this series worth noting, though none is terribly serious. I’ve mentioned elsewhere that The Prince is the only nonfiction text. Tarzan is the only one with a limitation of 800, all the others being 1,200. And Dracula is the only one not 11 inches high; it is only 10 inches and would look out of place shelved with the others.

35hamletscamaro
Abr 11, 2018, 8:42pm

>33 astropi: Now you are making me wish I hadn't skipped this edition. Believe me, I don't need more excuses to spend more money on these books.

36treereader
Abr 11, 2018, 9:53pm

>34 jroger1:

Dracula also looked out of place crawling along the stone walls of the outside of his castle.

37hamletscamaro
Abr 11, 2018, 11:08pm

>36 treereader:, And it is generally true that people where shorter on average several hundred years ago, so it could be said that Dracula might look out of place in a crowd of modern taller people. So from that perspective the book height may be reflective of possible height disparity, so I am fine with the difference.

38astropi
Editado: Abr 11, 2018, 11:24pm

37: dang! haha, I like that argument... so what do you do for a living? ;)

ps you should definitely acquire the Tarzan DLE!

39hamletscamaro
Abr 11, 2018, 11:30pm

>38 astropi: Late night logic. :)

I believe we had a profession thread some time back.

I work in IT, which means I am out of place with my English degrees and constant flow of books into the office. A fact if which many of my coworkers often remind me when a make some obscure comment at the office. However, I believe work should be fun, and some people are simply way too serious. :)

40jroger1
Abr 24, 2018, 2:04am

Last year 6 new illustrator-signed DLEs were announced. None have been announced this year so far, but it’s early.

41Love2Read.
Abr 24, 2018, 10:12am

>40 jroger1: I've been looking every week lately too see if something new has come up.....This year I'm hoping for Frankenstein, Romeo and Juliet!

42Wootle
Abr 24, 2018, 10:24am

Frankenstein would be great, let's make it happen, but not at $400.

43astropi
Abr 24, 2018, 6:29pm

I actually would not vote for Frankenstein, because I feel it's been done SO often. Besides, no one will do better Frankenstein illustrations than Lynd Ward, so why bother? ;)



I personally would love to see less well-known books that deserve the deluxe treatment!

44Love2Read.
Editado: Abr 24, 2018, 6:56pm

>43 astropi: We all have different opinions, personally I think it would be extraordinary with commissioned artwork, one of a kind for sure just as all EPs commission illustrated DLEs! I'm keeping my fingers crossed ;)

45jroger1
Editado: Abr 24, 2018, 10:34pm

They’ve already done one honoring that most esteemed of political scientists, Niccolo Machiavelli, so why not one celebrating our most beloved mass murderer, Charles Manson? I vote for Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi. And Frankenstein.

46astropi
Abr 24, 2018, 9:44pm

45: Right on, I would have loved to have seen an author signed Helter Skelter! Not a DLE personally, but a normal signed edition would have been perfect.

47jroger1
Abr 24, 2018, 10:13pm

>46 astropi:
Believe it or not, there was one. Abe.com lists a few for sale.
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22410384146&searchurl=bi%3...

48astropi
Abr 25, 2018, 7:42am

Thank you, I did not know!

49jroger1
Abr 25, 2018, 10:10am

>48 astropi:
I’m sure a talented artist could create some really eye-catching illustrations depicting the murders!

50astropi
Abr 25, 2018, 11:06am

49: I always liked the classic pulp illustrations done for pulp murder stories. For example (found image online, I don't know whom the artist is):

51jroger1
Editado: Abr 25, 2018, 11:29am

52Wootle
Mayo 5, 2018, 6:41pm

Six titles announced in 2017, 0 in 2018. Is this series finished?

53Love2Read.
Mayo 5, 2018, 6:52pm

I hope NOT!!!! These books are gorgeous in every way, beautiful illustrations, one of a kind for sure!

54jroger1
Editado: Mayo 5, 2018, 8:34pm

>52 Wootle:
The whole DLE series may be in trouble. 72 available in December, 62 now, and 13 on the endangered list.

55Wootle
Mayo 5, 2018, 8:45pm

>54 jroger1: I don't think so. We've had 4 announced this year, which is about one a month, which used to be fairly typical or even a little faster than normal. Members used to complain about so many so fast, but now that there is such a variance of titles, nobody seems to want all of them but rather pick and choose, it's a decent rate of release.

I would like to see them drop it to six a year and be pickier about what gets produced and make better editions the way they used to, and occasionally still do.

With so many on the endangered list, perhaps they are shortening the limitation on some of the slower sellers.

56Wootle
Mayo 5, 2018, 8:48pm

So I took the plunge and bought my first volume in this series. Hopefully I will like it enough to want to collect all of them.

57jroger1
Mayo 5, 2018, 9:16pm

>56 Wootle:
I’ve got the bug for these too. I now have 10 of them and would like to get 2 or 3 more. Several just don’t interest me, though. If anyone knows where I can pick up “A Christmas Carol,” the one signed by artist Caniglia, I’d love to know about it. I never see it advertised.

I’m sorry love2read is having trouble with Jekyll and Hyde. It’s the first issue I’ve heard of in this series.

58Wootle
Mayo 5, 2018, 9:37pm

>57 jroger1: Which ones do you not want?

Probably The Prince would be the only one I see right off that doesn't interest me. Perhaps Macbeth.

Christmas Carol is a tough one. Looks like one sold in Feb though, so it does come up.

59jroger1
Editado: Mayo 5, 2018, 9:58pm

>58 Wootle:
The Prince is one that doesn’t interest me. Also, O Henry doesn’t fit the horror/fantasy/sci-fi theme of the series. Neither does Animal Farm really, as it is more like satire/philosophy. And I already have a very nice Beowulf from Folio Society.

Do you know how much Christmas Carol sold for in February?

60Wootle
Editado: Mayo 5, 2018, 10:29pm

Christmas Carol sold somewhere between $354-362. The best offer is hard to pin down unless it falls between many other sales. I do know of copies selling for much less in the last year however.

Edit: With a little more research it appears to have sold for $360.

61jroger1
Editado: Mayo 5, 2018, 10:44pm


>60 Wootle:
Thanks. Sometime I need to learn to do that myself!

62NotDownInAnyMap
Editado: Mayo 6, 2018, 11:16am

>52 Wootle: "Six titles announced in 2017, 0 in 2018. Is this series finished?"

My worry exactly. I will be shocked if they don't at least produce Frankenstein for the 200th anniversary. I think this is the best series they have ever done. I recently obtained Tarzan, and WOW! I think it's the best in the series by far. When I ordered it I didn't realize every chapter had a header illustration, plus the illustrated endpapers are stunning. The book also has the best quality, soft leather IMO. I wish Easton used the same leather on all the books in this series. Everything about this edition just seems like the quality is better than the others I have seen in person or own. Great story too. This is my first time reading it. I'm half way through it, and I can't wait to get home to see how it ends. It's a real page turner for me. I pick it up for only $295 from Abebooks and it was completely worth it.

63jroger1
Mayo 6, 2018, 11:24am

>62 NotDownInAnyMap:
I agree it’s their best series, but not all of them have headpieces or designer end pages.

64NotDownInAnyMap
Editado: Mayo 6, 2018, 12:23pm

>63 jroger1: Right. I was just referring to Tarzan. I wish they all had unique chapter headpieces and designer end pages, but I believe Tarzan is the only edition with both features.

P.S. by "unique chapter headpieces" I mean each chapter has a different illustration, not one that is duplicated like in Phantom of the Opera for example.

65Love2Read.
Mayo 6, 2018, 1:33pm

>62 NotDownInAnyMap: I'm waiting for Frankenstein as well.....I can't imagine EP missing the 200th anniversary!

66Love2Read.
Mayo 8, 2018, 3:30pm

Countdown for The Hound of the Baskervilles...100 copies left!

67NotDownInAnyMap
Mayo 8, 2018, 3:58pm

>66 Love2Read.: I had a feeling it was nearly sold out. I'm glad I got a copy! One of the best, and finest quality in this series.

68jroger1
Mayo 8, 2018, 4:12pm

>66 Love2Read.: >67 NotDownInAnyMap:
I want a watchdog just like that one (who won’t eat leather). I’ll train it to sniff out and snuff out perpetrators of spam and scam.

69Wootle
Mayo 8, 2018, 7:57pm

70Wootle
Mayo 21, 2018, 5:35pm

I was able to track down the flyer for Dracula today and have uploaded it to the album. If anyone has flyers for:

Tarzan of the Apes
A Christmas Carol
The War of the Worlds

I would be very happy if they could make them available. You can email them to me or post them in their respective threads if possible.

71jroger1
Ago 16, 2018, 4:30pm

Moving to the top.

72GOBOGIE
Ago 18, 2018, 12:57pm

Bipity Bop

73hamletscamaro
Oct 5, 2018, 9:15pm

BTW, since the new catalog has Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde listed as "Last Chance" I called and ordered my copy. They had about 60 copies left.

74Wootle
Oct 5, 2018, 9:53pm

>73 hamletscamaro: Good to know. Guess I'll have to do the same next week. Don't want to miss that one.

75jroger1
Editado: Oct 28, 2018, 3:16pm

Inferno is out of stock but will apparently get another print run. Availability is shown for November.

76hamletscamaro
Editado: Nov 21, 2018, 11:13am

So EP has already put Dr. Moreau on sale at 10% and Macbeth on sale at 20%, do we think we might get any more DLE's included in the Black Friday sale? These had both been on my list and been bumped up when on sale.

I had been on the fence about Dr. Moreau, but had been warming on the illustrations. When it went on sale I thought I would bite.
Macbeth on sale was a no brainer for me. However, I think with the higher price had not been moving for them. Since EP never changes the price on a book (except sales) I wonder if this was simply priced too high for their customers.

If you missed these, they will be back on sale Friday.

Also, thanks again to Wootle, for keeping these lists up to date on the various collections.

EDIT: Corrected my "King Lear" to "Macbeth".

77supercell
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78hamletscamaro
Nov 21, 2018, 12:30pm

>77 supercell:, yes, I should have listed Macbeth, and corrected my original posting. I have King Lear on the brain since I just finished re-reading the play before watching the new Anthony Hopkins movie.

As you say, I don't think they will list Metamorphosis since that is down to 57 copies on the limited quantities page. I wouldn't be surprised to see The Prince, as I haven't even heard anyone here say that they have purchased it. Maybe I am forgetting a thread.

So yes, possible one more in this year's sale, possibly O-Henry (which I do have and with which I am very pleased), and the Prince would be the other option. But since thy already have 2, possibly not.

79Wootle
Nov 21, 2018, 1:08pm

I would like to take advantage of the sale, but I have to pick up Baskervilles before it sales out, which will be coming up in the next couple of months. And then Jekyll and Hyde shortly after that, even though that is probably only the first half printing.

80hamletscamaro
Nov 23, 2018, 10:17pm

Phantom of the Opera sold out without ever having gone on to the Limited Quantities page. Other books have done this, so this may not be an indication of anything, but we were talking and wondering if it was only the first half of the print run that sold out. Does anyone here have any edition from 601 to 1200? We're thinking this may yet come back.

Anyone?

81Wootle
Nov 23, 2018, 10:22pm

>80 hamletscamaro: Check my poll on the Phantom page.

82hamletscamaro
Nov 23, 2018, 10:26pm

>81 Wootle:, you beat me to it. I hadn't caught up with the new messages. Lets see what people say.

I did want to pick up this volume and was surprised it sold out so quickly. I'm hoping this was simply the first half of the run.

Thanks for posting the pole.

83Wootle
Nov 23, 2018, 10:31pm

>82 hamletscamaro: I really have a hard time believing an eleven month sell-out for 1200 copies. I suppose it is possible. The poll looks like some over 600 votes. So we may be late to the party.

84Wootle
Dic 10, 2018, 11:00pm

>82 hamletscamaro: has been kind enough to take a group photo for us. It's at the top in case you shot past it.

85hamletscamaro
Editado: Dic 12, 2018, 9:56am

>84 Wootle:, thanks! If anyone is a professional photographer and wants to swing by my house for a better photo, let me know. :)

I'll take a new photo once I have recovered from Black Friday and can order a couple more books.

I placed the volumes (for those I have ordered) in the order of their release for ease of reference. If anyone has a more complete collection and is willing to take a photo, I'm more than willing to have my photo replaced.

86jroger1
Ene 15, 2019, 2:39pm

Many of you probably received this email from EP. For those who didn’t:

“Easton Press is proud to announce that artwork from three of our recent books was selected for inclusion in
Spectrum 25: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art!

“Spectrum is the premier showcase for the most extraordinary fantastic art being produced today.

“This year Spectrum included art from The Phantom of the Opera illustrated by Annie Stegg Gerard, Beowulf illustrated by Yoann Lossel and A Journey to the Center of the Earth illustrated by Sam Araya.

“Easton’s deluxe illustrated leather-bound editions – signed by the artists – are some of the most prestigious editions currently being produced. We are proud to see our artists achieve the recognition they so richly deserve.

“Congratulations to all of them!”

87jroger1
Abr 10, 2019, 10:27pm

I count 6 of the 21 books in this series to be sold out. Of the 15 still available, 2 are on the Limited Quantities list. No new ones have been announced since December.

88supercell
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89astropi
Abr 11, 2019, 5:38pm

I collect Spectrum art books :)
Well, I collected. I have the first 10 or so, so I'm... uh, many behind. I guess the "good" news is the first few are the hardest to find, but they're pretty awesome, and being nominated is wonderful news!

90Wootle
Jun 6, 2019, 3:42pm

Located the flyer for A Christmas Carol today. It's in the album.

91OrenUK
Jun 10, 2019, 12:14pm

Are you sure that EP has printed only the first half of the Jekyll & Hyde limitation?

92jroger1
Jun 10, 2019, 12:23pm

>91 OrenUK:
There is no way to tell for sure, because EP won’t give us the numbers. All we can do is to interpolate from experience. Even if they have printed only half of them, there is no assurance that they will ever print the last half (or when). It’s an educated guessing game.

I paid $600 for Dracula only to see EP print a new batch shortly thereafter. Win some, lose some!

93HowardEriksonWolfe
Jun 26, 2019, 10:13am

Hello to all....I am not very familiar with EP having only just purchased my second ever book from them. I just received my signed/illustrated Dracula and I wanted to ask about something that seemed odd. I’ve purchased many, many illustrated editions from other publishers and never seen the illustration pages done this way. Why are the illustrations themselves only attached to the page at the top and left unattached at the bottom? This makes me concerned that they may detach fully over time.

94supercell
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95HowardEriksonWolfe
Jun 26, 2019, 10:38am

Ahh, thank you. I’m used to illustrations being an entire page and tipped in to the binding rather than being pasted to an existing blank page. Is this method going to hold up over time? I buy fine editions for the enjoyment of actually reading well presented books, so it’s likely this volume will be read multiple times over the years.

96jroger1
Jun 26, 2019, 2:00pm

>95 HowardEriksonWolfe:
Easton uses this method of illustration in many of their finer books including all of their illustrator-signed editions of which Dracula is one. I’ve been collecting them for many years, and none has ever come loose nor has the glue bled through. I’ve come to like this method of presentation.

97hamletscamaro
Oct 19, 2019, 9:15am

Looks like they are expanding more into the sci-fi genre; since this is now the second sci-fi title. I know many EP collectors bemoan the fact that they discontinued their sci-fi series several years ago. Now with the Foundation Trilogy, and with the previous release of the Ursula LeGuin DLE, I'm wondering if they are looking for the Sci-Fi mash up to revitalize the series a bit.

98Wootle
Oct 19, 2019, 9:37am

Looks like the Foundation Trilogy was in the planning stages for at least 2 years, so who knows what else is in the works. Hopefully a few more SF/Fantasy titles coming soon.

Eggleton posted the interior picture 11/30/2017.

99EPsonNY
Oct 19, 2019, 9:57am

Masterpieces of Science Fiction series has had quite a few titles turned into Illustrated DLEs:

1. The War of the Worlds
2. Tarzan of the Apes
3. The Island of Dr. Moreau
4. Nineteen Eighty Four
5. Animal Farm
6. Left Hand of Darkness
7. Foundation Trilogy

It looks like EP relies on heavy-weights from that series. With EP publishing a signed copy of The Speaker for the Dead, depending on the sales, they may follow with an illustrated DLE of Xenocide from the Ender Saga.

Interesting choices for an Illustrated DLE may also be Rosemary's Baby, Dune (with the upcoming movie), 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dragonflight, Hyperion, Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers or maybe two-volume slip-cased extravaganza of Verne's From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon (since EP has leaned on Verne heavily as of late). Perhaps EP will pay tribute to Gene Wolfe and publish 4th installment of The Book of the New Sun (The Citadel of the Autarch)...

100hamletscamaro
Editado: Oct 23, 2019, 7:45am

>99 EPsonNY:, thank you for the correction. In my mind, I don't normally collect sci-fi books, so most of the sci-fi titles I think of are those titles written in the second half of the 20th century. 1984, Animal Farm, War of the Worlds, Tarzan, are all titles which I think of as "classics" rather than sci-fi; but you are correct, these really are sci-fi. Well I guess I have far more "sci-fi" that has crept into my library than I had initially thought. So while trying to limit the genres that I collect, you point out that I am more of a generalist than my bank account would like! :)

101hamletscamaro
Ene 27, 2020, 1:54pm

I just noticed that Inferno is now showing as "Now accepting Orders. This product will be available in late April". So it looks like the first half sold out and they are going for the second. However, this was listed for so long it is always a potential that EP will reduce the number of editions produced to reduce inventory.

Left hand of Darkness is also showing as shipping in mid-February. Didn't this initially say a limited edition of 600? I note that the website now says 1200. I know the first printing sold out fairly quickly, I presume since it is also signed by Ursula LeGuin (or at least it has inserted signature cards by her now that she has passed). Wootle, I note that your screen captures both show 1200 so maybe I simply imagined the smaller print run.

Both of these are still on my buy list to add them to the collection.

102jroger1
Editado: Ene 30, 2020, 3:03am

>101 hamletscamaro:
“Left Hand” is being marketed as one of the signed-by-the-illustrator DLEs, but it doesn’t have all the usual trappings. It is a smaller size, presumably because the page size had to match Le Guin’s signature page (the illustrator’s signature is on a separate page). Also, the illustrations, though original, are not protected by a translucent sheet as they are in other books of the series. The limitation is 1,200, however.

“Inferno” is perhaps the most beautiful book in the entire series.

103hamletscamaro
Editado: Ene 27, 2020, 2:20pm

My memory had Left Hand of Darkness about the same size as Dracula (8.5 x 10 inches), which is also smaller than the rest. However, I guess this is smaller yet, coming in at 6.5 x 9.75 inches. I knew it didn't have the translucent overlays. Are the illustrations tipped in, or full size and simply bound in with the pages?

I held off on purchasing Inferno, since I already had the DLE Divine Comedy, but the illustrations grew on me and my completist nature says that I will have to have it. This is why Easton Press likes me. :)

104jroger1
Editado: Ene 30, 2020, 3:04am

>103 hamletscamaro:
Illustrations in “Left Hand” are printed on the page rather than tipped in, another difference of this book compared to others in the series. It’s like making this book part of the series was a last-minute decision, and perhaps not a good one.

105hamletscamaro
Editado: Feb 15, 2020, 10:29am

I just received my copy of The Left Hand of Darkness, from the now available second print run of this book, and was surprised to see that it was delivered in an oversized white Easton Press box surrounded by a handful of packing peanutes. So it wasn't really securely packed. Has anyone else received their copy in a similiar box? This was simply out of the ordinary for a regularly shipped item. In the past, I've only had this experience for an almost out of stock, or recently "rediscovered" edition, and I simply figured they had the book, but not an intended box.

On a side note, I see that Ursula K. Le Guin's signature page is on a glossy paper page, whereas the rest of the book is on coarser paper stock. I already knew these were presigned and then bound into a book printed much later, but this simply makes it stand out a bit more than others that I have.

106Love2Read.
Feb 15, 2020, 10:46am

>105 hamletscamaro: I received my Jules Verne in similar package this week. The book was sealed but when I opened it I noticed that the book didn't have a tight binding and had some scratches to the gilded sides and dent in the leather. I requested a replacement, I strongly believe I received a book that has been sent back, it did not feel like new at all. Customer service was really helpful, apologized and sent me a replacement, so all good!

107Wootle
Mar 31, 2020, 5:03pm

New photo at the top by hamletscamaro. If it is to wide for anyone's monitor, let me know and I can resize it.

Thank you hamletscamaro, much appreciated.

108jroger1
Editado: Mayo 26, 2020, 10:22am

I don’t know whether it is a deliberate effort to copy EP or just a coincidence, but FS has recently published two limited editions signed by the artists. They are the same size and in the same price range as EP’s series, but they are not leather.

Tristram Shandy: https://www.foliosociety.com/usa/the-life-and-opinions-of-tristram-shandy-gentle...

Madame Bovary: https://www.foliosociety.com/usa/madame-bovary.html

109treereader
Mayo 26, 2020, 10:50am

>108 jroger1:

I think there is an anniversary driving the Tristam Shandy books.

110jroger1
Mayo 26, 2020, 11:24am

>109 treereader:
2018 would have been the 250th anniversary of Sterne’s death, and 2021 would be Flaubert’s 200th birthday.

I’m not thrilled with Tristram’s illustrations, but it comes with a useful commentary volume.

The color illustration on the silk cover of Madame Bovary is gorgeous and so are the interior illustrations. Several members of their forum, though, are remembering the silk covers on some of the LEC volumes that did not wear well over time.

111supercell
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112astropi
Mayo 27, 2020, 7:57am

I think the FS Madame Bovary is beautiful, but I'm quite content with reading the LEC edition (which can be purchased for far less than the FS edition), if I have an inclination. The thing that I like about the EP Illustrator Series is that some of those were really not done in a deluxe edition anywhere else. In particular I'm thinking of

Atlas Shrugged
Gilgamesh
O. Henry
Tarzan

and a few others. Obviously some of the illustrator series such as War of the Worlds has been produced by the LEC (my personal favorite edition) as well as potentially other fine presses. I like it when the FS produces more unorthodox works. For example, they were supposed to release a deluxe edition of Alan Moore's "From Hell" which I would certainly purchase.

113thisGuy33
Editado: Mayo 27, 2020, 9:30am

>112 astropi: I have no clue why up to this point I have not researched any LEC titles??!!? I only really started 'book-ing' the last 3 or 4 years ... got hooked on EP DLE's ... and had blinders to any other publishers.

And just like this current revelation with LEC ... a year or so ago I asked the same question about FS ... why had I only been obsessed with EP titles.

So the last year or so I've found myself hardly finding any interest in any of EP's newer titles (one or two maybe ... but I find I really love their titles from years back ... I think their designs/quality is 'different' now).

And thought I still absolutely love my rather large collection of older EP DLE's ... I've found over the last year I've been enjoying and grabbing more FS titles. I was late in the game in appreciating what they had to offer.

Flash forward to today ... when I decided to search the LEC 'war of the worlds' ... and ... how have I not know about this. It looks like such a nicely produced version.

So thx >112 astropi: for pushing me into my 3rd phase of book exploration.

114hamletscamaro
Oct 13, 2020, 1:25pm

As Supercell pointed out on the Limited Quantieis thread, Dracula is now on the "Last Chance" banner.

Considering that this has been for sale since 2014, and it looks as through these Deluxe Illustrated Editions releases have slowed of late, I'm wondering if EP is re-considering this series. It would seem they peaked at 6 titles released in 2017, but this year they have had only 1 thus far. It is a great series, but the prices are high enough I imagine that this is a smaller subset of EP collectors. They have been printing these volumes in smaller batches, hence the fact that titles simply disapear for a bit, only to reappear later. Hard to say if this is just a COVID-19 year of uncertainty, or they are planning to just do one release a year (or none altogether).

115jroger1
Oct 13, 2020, 2:06pm

>114 hamletscamaro:
I’ve managed to acquire all the “DIE” editions and regret only 2or 3 of the later ones. With their specially commissioned art and their beautiful paper and fonts, it is without a doubt the finest series EP has ever produced. As a subset of the DLEs, though, it looks like a disappearing act. The prices, $250-400, no doubt reflect the cost of the signatures and limitations, but I would have purchased them even without these marketing tricks because of their high quality. EP seems determined to return to its roots by concentrating on coffee-table books, mostly printed by other publishers, and on monthly series, many of them signed but with no other special features.

116hamletscamaro
Oct 13, 2020, 2:30pm

>115 jroger1: I agree with you on the quality of these books. They tend to exceed many of the other DLEs that Easton produces. I'm still missing one book in this series, and I think it is only on printing hiatus.

If Easton Press does return to more coffee table books, that should make my life easier as I have no desire to purchase them. Most of my purchases in the past several years have been with their DLEs, and even those I have been somewhat picky out of necessity. Slowing publication of these has simply meant slowing my purchases, and letting my bank account recover a bit. However, I would like to see them continue this series since I do believe that most of them are worth it.

117jroger1
Dic 18, 2020, 10:11am

I see that 13 of the 25 books in this series are still available from EP.

I also notice that the Caniglia-illustrated edition of “A Christmas Carol,” which was almost impossible to find 2 or 3 years ago and cost upwards of $600 when you did, is now available on eBay for $299 in like new condition.

118jazlaumir
Dic 19, 2020, 10:55am

>117 jroger1: can you provide the link to this please?

119jroger1
Editado: Dic 19, 2020, 12:21pm

>118 jazlaumir:
It’s gone now, hopefully purchased by one of our members. There are two more, though, priced at $400-$450. Search on “carol caniglia easton.”

120jazlaumir
Dic 19, 2020, 12:39pm

>119 jroger1: ok thanks,

121EdwinDrood
Dic 19, 2020, 5:15pm

Thanks for the tip, jazlaumir. I negotiated a price with the seller. It turns out, we live about 30 miles from each other in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. It’s my seventh edition of A Christmas Carol.

I will be more active on LT (including my library list) after I retire in January. It’s been a educational, albeit expensive, experience so far.

122jazlaumir
Dic 19, 2020, 6:15pm

>121 EdwinDrood: congrats! But the tip came from jroger1☺️

123GOBOGIE
Dic 19, 2020, 6:35pm

Always enjoy a story that ends well

124EdwinDrood
Dic 19, 2020, 9:26pm

>122 jazlaumir: Oops. I get lost in those multiple reply posts...even when there is only one. Thanks to jroger1!

125whytewolf1
Dic 23, 2020, 11:59pm

>107 Wootle: Thanks so much for putting together this resource! It's wonderful and incredibly helpful.

126Wootle
Dic 24, 2020, 10:38am

You're very welcome. I'm glad at least a few people find the effort useful.

127supercell
Editado: Ene 7, 11:32am

Another new addition to the series:

Táin Bó Cúailnge (1200 copies at 4 x $80 = $320, signed by illustrator Howard David Johnson, available on Feb 12)

128jroger1
Ene 7, 2:11pm

>127 supercell:
I’m glad to see another book in the series and I love the art, but I confess never to have heard of this story. Looks like a lot of great violence!

129whytewolf1
Editado: Ene 14, 9:38pm

>126 Wootle: I still find myself coming back here as I collect more of these editions, so thanks again!

Just wanted to point out a couple of minor things you may want to update when you have a chance. The Dracula edition is sold out now, but I'm not sure of when that happened, as I've only come back into collecting recently after a long hiatus.

Also, there seems to be a bad link to the Eddas photo album.

Kudos once again for keeping this up to date!

130Wootle
Ene 15, 6:13pm

>129 whytewolf1: Thank you for pointing out broken links, please do so anywhere you find a problem so I can fix them. I replaced the link and it should be working now.

As far as sold out items, I've about given up on tracking dates. EP keeps a lot of titles on the site and runs them in and out of stock daily it seems. I'll probably just leave the dates alone until I can see that it has been taken off the site altogether.

131NyBSfP
Ene 22, 11:04am

132treereader
Ene 22, 11:43am

>131 NyBSfP:

I wouldn't chance it, not if you want a decent copy, at least. Let's assume for a moment that the seller is not an expert Easton Press books collector or an expert at grading books, which seems reasonable given the word "thrift" in the sellers name and the volume of books they sell. What is really worrisome then is the description: "Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting." If a non-expert rates something that bad, it must surely be bad. Conversely, if the seller is an expert at either Easton Press books or just grading books in general, this is truly bad. If they had been vague and rated the book "Very Good" without explanation, it might warrant a request for pictures and a text description.

133NyBSfP
Ene 22, 6:07pm

No, i wouldnt. Those types of sellers are just massive churn though so they use the exact same descriptions for pretty much everything to save time and liability. Cant even message them as they have too many.

134whytewolf1
Feb 12, 1:25am

Bringing this info over from another thread, The Eddas has gone out of stock, but EP has updated the product page to say that it will be back in stock on March 13. Presumably, this means they've sold through the first half of the 800 copy run and are now printing the back half.

Jason and the Argonauts was also briefly listed as being out of stock but has now disappeared from the site entirely. Not sure if this means that the title just won't be coming back for a while before they print more or if it won't be coming back at all.

135hamletscamaro
Feb 24, 11:07pm

I'm not so sure they are printing all these in two halves anymore. I think they may have reduced the initial runs to a smaller percentage of the full print run. They simply seem to be selling out of these faster than normal. I have no data to base this on, just a theory.

136whytewolf1
Ayer, 12:55am

>135 hamletscamaro: You may be right. Maybe they're doing quarter runs? That would only be 200 copies for The Eddas, for instance, before sending it back to press.

137supercell
Ayer, 4:11am

135: I ditched that assumption a long time ago. Quarters would be my guess.

136: Eddas already went out of stock once in May/June 2020 (again in February 2021), so it is safe to assume it is in the second half now. Then again, since it has an unusual limitation, EP may just as well have gone for a 300/300/200 split.

138whytewolf1
Ayer, 4:24am

>137 supercell: Oh, thanks, I didn't know about the previous instance of going out of stock for The Eddas. I've been on the fence about that one for a while. Will have to give it some more thought.

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