Jaws by Peter Benchley - Artist Edition
ESTIMATED PUBLICATION: Spring 2022
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First published in 1974, Jaws by Peter Benchley is a riveting novel of suspense and horror that terrified millions of readers and inspired an iconic film franchise.
When a great white shark preys upon the small seaside resort town of Amity, New York, police chief Martin Brody is one of the few residents taking the threat seriously. Nearly everyone in Amity wants to downplay the shark’s presence to not scare away the tourists. But when the body count starts to rise, Brody realizes he must find a way to kill it, even if means putting his own life on the line.
When Peter Benchley wrote Jaws in the early 1970s, he meticulously researched all available data about shark behavior. Over the ensuing decades, Benchley was actively engaged with scientists and filmmakers on expeditions around the world as they expanded their knowledge of sharks.
During this time, there was an unprecedented upswing in the number of sharks killed to make shark-fin soup, and Benchley worked with governments and nonprofits to sound the alarm for shark conservation. He encouraged each new generation of Jaws fans to enjoy his riveting tale and to channel their excitement into support and protection of these magnificent, prehistoric apex predators.
This edition of Jaws contains bonus content from Peter Benchley’s archives, including the original typed title page, a brainstorming list of possible titles, a letter from Benchley to producer David Brown with honest feedback on the movie adaptation, and excerpts from Benchley’s book Shark Trouble highlighting his firsthand account of writing Jaws, selling it to Universal Studios, and working with Steven Spielberg. Also included is a reproduction and sketches of the iconic painting by Roger Kastel used on the original paperback cover and film poster.
Since its original publication, Jaws has spawned a movie franchise, two video games, a Universal Studios theme park attraction, and two musicals.
- Oversized 7” x 10” trim.
- 296 Pages.
- Limited to 1000 copies.
- Full cloth, smyth-sewn binding.
- Two-hits foil stamping on the cover.
- Red stained edges.
- Bookcloth grade linen covering the edition is made using plastic collected from the ocean.
- New exclusive introduction by Wendy Benchley.
- Six full color illustrations by John Anthony Di Giovanni.
- Signed by John Anthony Di Giovanni.
- Bonus content from Peter Benchley’s archives includes: the original typed title page, a brainstorming list of possible titles, a letter from Benchley to producer David Brown with honest feedback on the movie adaptation, and excerpts from Benchley’s book Shark Trouble highlighting his firsthand account of writing Jaws, selling it to Universal Studios, and working with Steven Spielberg.
- Dust jacket featuring the iconic painting by Roger Kastel used on the original paperback cover and film poster (the only edition featuring the dust jacket).
- Housed in an embossed paper covered slipcase with acrylic coating.
- Bookmarks with all pre-orders.
Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Artwork © 2021 by John Anthony Di Giovanni.
Dust jacket art © 1975 by Roger K. Kastel. All rights reserved.
This was my second official book ordered from Suntup, the first was The Wolfen, and it delivered on all fronts. A beautiful slipcase and cover. Handsome illustrations and some lovely behind the scenes material. SO happy to have this book in my collection.
I originally bought 2 copies so that I could give my best friend 1 for his birthday because I thought Jaws was his favorite book. Turns out it was his favorite movie so the book is staying with me and I couldn't be happier. I will instead give 1 to each of my kids. The art in the book is exquisite and every detail is precise and gorgeous.
Even though I purchased a couple of Suntup Books elsewhere, Jaws was my first official order from Suntup itself and I will say it was well worth the wait. The book is absolutely beautiful. I love all the little details that went into the book from the bite mark taken out of the corner of the signature sheet to the “blood” stained pages that really make the cover of the book and the book itself stand out when the cover isn’t on. The artwork on the inside is fantastic and is perfectly done to match what is going on that time in the story. I also really got a kick out of the blue foam used in the packaging and the shark fin on the Suntup tape next to the logo. It is all these little details and everything that gets put into these books which makes them worth every penny spent. Paul never disappoints as you can tell he is passionate about his craft. I am proud to be a Suntup Customer as I am impressed with each and every book I purchase. Can’t wait to see what the next one brings!
Fantastic! Just a beauty of a book!
Every book I’ve ever purchased from suntup has been the highest possible quality and this latest one is no exception. For anyone who loves jaws, this edition is an absolute must buy.
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