The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells - Numbered Edition

$295.00

Publication: Summer 2020
Limit 1 Copy Per Household


Described by H.G. Wells as "a grotesque romance," The Invisible Man remains as remarkable and relevant today as it was upon its publication over a hundred years ago. Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, The Invisible Man arrived on the heels of The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau, serving to cement H.G. Wells as the grandfather of science-fiction literature.

The story begins on a bitter winter evening, when a mysterious stranger arrives in the remote English village of Iping, his face swaddled in bandages. The stranger is Griffin, a scientist who has discovered the secret to invisibility, but cannot find a way to reverse it. Freed from the constraints of physicality and rejected by a society that fears him, Griffin descends into madness, violence, and brutality. The Invisible Man is as insightful as it is disturbing, exploring the question of morality when one is free to do as they please without risk of being caught.

The limited edition of The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells is presented in two states: Lettered and Numbered. 


NUMBERED EDITION

  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • Rounded smyth-sewn binding.
  • Quarter cloth binding with custom designed paper boards printed letterpress.
  • Introduction by Christopher Priest.
  • Six ink illustrations by Florian Bertmer printed letterpress along with the text.
  • Signed by Christopher Priest and Florian Bertmer.
  • Hahnemühle Bugra endpapers.
  • Printed letterpress on Mohawk Via paper.
  • Two color printing on title page.
  • Housed in a custom designed paper covered slipcase.
  • Limited to 250 copies.

Bonus Material

  • Appendix A: The Four Endings of The Invisible Man – The four different versions of Chapter 28’s conclusive words originally intended to be the last paragraph of the book.
  • Appendix B: Invisibility in Ancient Greece and in Nineteenth-Century Fiction – Exclusive excerpts from a collection of invisibility narratives that inspired H.G. Wells’s novel.
  • Appendix C: Technological Context: Röntgen Rays and Radio Waves – A valuable collection of articles that served as scientific inspiration for H.G. Wells’s novel.

Matching Numbers

If you did not pre-order the H.G. Wells three book set with The Time Machine, we cannot guarantee matching numbers on The Invisible Man and/or The War of the Worlds. In addition, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds do not include rights to a matching number or letter for our March 2020 book announcement. Only those who purchased Red Dragon will be guaranteed a matching Number and/or Letter to the edition we announce in March 2020. If you previously ordered The Time Machine only, we will do our best to match your number to The Invisible Man and/or The War of the Worlds.

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Artwork © 2019 by Florian Bertmer

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