The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle - Lettered Edition

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle - Lettered Edition

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An enchanted fantasy full of unforgettable characters and profound themes, The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle has charmed and delighted readers for over half a century.

Magical, beautiful beyond belief and completely alone, the unicorn has lived since before memory in a forest where death could touch nothing. Maidens who caught a glimpse of her glory were blessed by enchantment they would never forget. But outside her wondrous realm, dark whispers and rumors carried a message she could not ignore: “Unicorns are gone from the world.” Aided by a bumbling magician and an indomitable spinster, the unicorn embarks on a dangerous quest to learn the truth about what happened to her kind.

One of the most enduring classics of the twentieth century, The Last Unicorn has sold more than six million copies since its original publication in 1968, and has been translated into over twenty-five languages. In 1987, The Last Unicorn was ranked number five among the 33 All-Time Best Fantasy Novels by Locus magazine, and in 2020 Time included the novel on their list of the 100 Best Fantasy Books of All-Time.

With its lyrical prose, whimsical humor and philosophical ruminations on what it means to be human, The Last Unicorn is a quasi-medieval fairy tale that remains timeless.


The signed limited edition of The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Classic editions.


LETTERED EDITION

  • 6" x 9" trim size.
  • 216 Pages.
  • Limited to 26 copies.
  • Signed by Peter S. Beagle and Tom Kidd.
  • Handbound by award-winning bookbinder Benjamin Elbel in Lembach, France.
  • Full white goatskin binding with a unicorn and bull design by Laura Serra on the cover.
  • Cover figures are silhouettes made up of small leaf elements, foil-blocked in green and pink.
  • Endleaves are French marbled paper.
  • Top edge is gilt.
  • New exclusive introduction by Peter S. Beagle.
  • Nine full color tipped in oil painting illustrations by Tom Kidd.
  • Color fold-out featuring the Classic edition dust jacket illustration by Tom Kidd.
  • Printed letterpress on Arches Wove mouldmade paper in two colors on the title page and chapter openings.
  • Text pages are set in Monotype Van Dijck with calligraphy by Jerry Kelly.
  • Enclosure is a round spine solander box in quarter white goatskin, with green foil blocked buckram sides and green Dutch bookcloth floors.
  • Giclée print of the frontispiece painting signed Tom Kidd, as well as the millefleur painting by Tania Corssingham are included in a Canson paper envelope within the clamshell enclosure. Also included in the envelope is an original drawing by Tom Kidd.
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Photography by Yegor Malinovskii.
Illustrations © 2022 by Tom Kidd.

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