Dune (Limited Edition)
The Folio Society
Special features: 500 hand-numbered copies illustrated by Sam Weber
Limitation tip signed by the artist
Bound in cloth printed and blocked with a design by Sam Weber
Endpapers printed in gold ink with a design by Sam Weber
Frontispiece and 13 colour illustrations (including 3 double-page spreads) printed on Modigliani paper
10 black-and-white chapter headings
512 pages set in Dante with Helvetica Neue and Black Tulip as display
Printed on Abbey Pure paper in black and gold inks
Red page tops
Illustrated and signed by Sam Weber
Essays by Michael Dirda and Brian Herbert
Frank Herbert’s phenomenal tale of far-future desert warriors, fallible messiahs and interplanetary intrigue is newly crafted as a magnificent limited edition. Signed by Sam Weber, and encased in a spectacular presentation box, only 500 hand-numbered copies of Dune will ever be made.
An epic adventure of political subterfuge and messianic deliverance, Dune has become the best-selling science-fiction novel of all time, and is considered by many to be the genre’s greatest work. This exceptionally crafted new limited edition is a celebration of the novel’s literary magnitude and will be treasured by collectors for a lifetime. Limited to just 500 hand-numbered and signed copies, the lavishly illustrated edition is accompanied by a print and commentary volume, and is housed in a beautiful cloth-bound presentation box. The extraordinary treatment befits Frank Herbert’s epic story, which is played out on Arrakis, or Dune – a planet of nothingness, its torched wastelands home to a fierce nomadic people who stalk gargantuan sandworms the size of starships. It is a place where water is sacred and where to shed a tear is the most taboo of all sacrifices. And yet the planet is also humanity’s sole source of ‘spice’, the mysterious, addictive substance that underpins the workings of the galaxy-wide Padishah Empire. To control Arrakis is to control all.
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