The Collector by John Fowles - Numbered Edition

The Collector by John Fowles - Numbered Edition

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Hailed as the first modern psychological thriller, The Collector is the bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into the front rank of contemporary novelists.

When Frederick, a lonely clerk who collects butterflies, sets his gaze upon Miranda, a beautiful young art student, he discovers something more beautiful, rare and precious than any butterfly he’s ever seen. Disturbing, engrossing, and utterly unforgettable, The Collector is the story of Frederick’s obsessive love for Miranda, as he kidnaps her and holds her prisoner in the cellar of his rural farmhouse. The novel contains both the perspective of the captor and the captive.

The Collector is the first novel by John Fowles, whose multilayered fiction frequently explores the tensions between free will and the constraints of society, even as it plays with traditional novelistic conventions, and challenges readers to find their own interpretations. Upon its release in 1963, The New York Times raved, “There is not a page in this first novel which does not prove that its author is a master storyteller.”

In 1965, The Collector was adapted into an Academy Award nominated motion picture directed by William Wyler.

The fine press limited edition of The Collector by John Fowles is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions. 


  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • 320 pages.
  • Limited to 350 copies.
  • Quarter leather binding.
  • Corkskin paper sides handmade in Portugal.
  • Cover features a letterpress printed label on Hahnemühle Bugra.
  • New exclusive introduction by Bradford Morrow.
  • Six illustrations by David Álvarez.
  • Signed by Bradford Morrow and David Álvarez.
  • Printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine.
  • Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra.
  • Housed in an embossed paper covered slipcase with an acrylic topcoat.
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

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Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2021 by David Álvarez.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Tim Stevenson (desert flower)
Absolutely Stunning!

Just gorgeous.
This book *feels* so amazing to hold, the leather spine, the soft cork paper coverboards, the choice of paper, letterpress!... it just feels luxurious in one's hands, it's almost addictive.
An underrated design and a great novel, again with the A++++ attention to detail.
Another stunning Suntup numbered.

Anthony Irby
Read and turn off the TV

Great craftsmanship, I really love the corkskin design - paper is high quality - great feel- the font size and spacing is ideal. A fresh paper mill smell. An enjoyable read

Jayson P.
Another Great Suntup Release

As usual, the materials are excellent and the build is perfect!

Andy C
The Collector

Surprised by the quality of the cork boards, fits in with the story line really well.
Usual very high quality production as expected from Paul and the team.
A beautiful book

Stephen Kohl
Beautiful materials

Cover material feels wonderful. Illustrations and typeset are perfect. Beautiful book.