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

$2,150.00

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


LETTERED EDITION

  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • Rounded smyth-sewn binding.
  • Full goatskin handbinding with gold foil stamping on the cover.
  • Raised bands on the spine with a leather spine label.
  • Introduction by Christopher Priest.
  • Six ink illustrations by Florian Bertmer printed letterpress along with the text.
  • Signed by Christopher Priest and Florian Bertmer.
  • Endpapers hand marbled in the U.K.
  • Printed letterpress on Stonehenge cotton paper.
  • Two color printing on title page.
  • Housed in a quarter leather clamshell enclosure with a rounded spine and cloth boards.
  • Limited to 26 copies.

Bonus Material

  • The Four Endings of The Invisible Man.
  • Essay on Invisibility in Nineteenth-Century Fiction.
  • Essay on Technological Context: Röntgen Rays and Radio Waves.

PLEASE NOTE: Lettered editions are shipped with a signature required.

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

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