Dune (Limited Edition)

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The Folio Society

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Binding: hardback
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
Ribbon marker

2020

Dune (Limited Edition)

Frank Herbert

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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The Worm NASA

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Standars Manual

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Binding: Exposed binding with PVC jacket
Number of pages: 248 pp
Product dimensions: 194 × 298 mm
Special features: CMYK + NASA Red spot color
Silkscreened cover + jacket
Exposed binding with red thread
Two paper stocks
Red translucent PVC jacket

2020

The Worm NASA

The Worm showcases over 200 images from NASA’s archives chosen with one simple criteria: each photograph must feature ‘the worm’.

Together, these images demonstrate not only the extent to which Danne & Blackburn’s 1975 NASA Graphic Program had been implemented before being rescinded in 1992, but also the incredible achievements by NASA personnel.

The unfinished final chapter of the book will showcase the return of the worm, as it flies once again aboard a SpaceX rocket on May 30, 2020.

Text by Standars Manual

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Restaurant Nathan Outlaw – Special Edition

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Bloomsbury

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Binding: hardback with real fish leather on spine
Number of pages: 304 pp
Product dimensions: 290 x 213 mm
Special features: real fish leather + slipcase, signed copies

2019

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw – Special Edition

In this deluxe edition, bound in fish leather, hand signed and beautifully slip cased, the King of Fish, Nathan Outlaw, presents seasonal recipes from his eponymous Port Isaac restaurant.

Crowned Britain’s number 1 restaurant by The Good Food Guide in 2017, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw is the only fish restaurant in the UK to hold 2 Michelin stars. In this cookbook, Nathan reveals the recipes behind his success and offers you a chance to cook his famous fish dishes at home.

Built around the seasons in its Port Isaac home, the book celebrates a culinary year of the village, exploring the place, people and produce of a small but perfectly formed coastal landscape and their contribution to the culinary excellence of Restaurant Nathan Outlaw.

Within these pages, Nathan has selected 80 of his favourite recipes that feature on the restaurant’s menu. From early spring, recipes include crab and asparagus, cuttlefish fritters with a wild garlic soup, and plaice with mussels and samphire. From there, Nathan travels right through the seasonal offerings of the Cornish coastline through to late winter, when delights include turbot, champagne and caviar, and lemon sole with oysters, cucumber and dill.

Photography from the legendary David Loftus brings Nathan’s recipes to life, offering you a chance to experience Restaurant Nathan Outlaw at home.

Text by Bloomsbury

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The Definitive Good Omens – Ineffable Edition

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Dunmanifestin Editions

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Binding: Deluxe boxed hardback
Number of pages: 288 pp
Product dimensions: 305 x 230 mm
Special features: limited edition of 666 copies

2019

The Definitive Good Omens – Ineffable Edition

There is a hint of Armageddon in the air. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the Armies of Good and Evil are massing, the four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world’s last two remaining witchfinders are getting ready to Fight the Good Fight. Atlantis is rising. Frogs are falling. Tempers are flaring, and everything appears to be going to Divine Plan.

Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. They’ve lived amongst Humanity for millennia, and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle. So if Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they’ve got to find and kill the AntiChrist (which is a shame, really, as he’s a nice kid). There’s just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him.

This edition features a new revised text, approved by Neil Gaiman and the Pratchett Estate, which clears up many typos and errors from previous editions. Hardback in a deluxe presentation box, with gold page edges, 17 full-colour illustrations with additional pencil illustrations. Numbered tipped-in sheet signed by Neil Gaiman & Paul Kidby. Separate folio of Good Omens ephemera.

Text by DiscWorld

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Harry Potter – A History of Magic

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Bloomsbury

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Binding: hardback
Number of pages: 256 pp
Product dimensions: 27 x 22.5 cm
Special features: 

2017

Harry Potter - A History of Magic

Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.

Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There’s also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition – absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme.

Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, vials of dragon’s blood, mandrake roots, painted centaurs and a genuine witch’s broomstick, in a book that shows J.K. Rowling’s magical inventions alongside their cultural and historical forebears.

This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.

Text by Bloomsbury

Japanese Woodblock Prints

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TASCHEN

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Binding: Cloth hardback + laminated and printed clamshell
Number of pages: 622 pp
Product dimensions: 29 x 39.50 cm
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2019

Japanese Woodblock Prints

From Edouard Manet’s portrait of naturalist writer Émile Zola sitting among his Japanese art finds to Van Gogh’s meticulous copies of the Hiroshige prints he devotedly collected, 19th-century pioneers of European modernism made no secret of their love of Japanese art. In all its sensuality, freedom, and effervescence, the woodblock print is single-handedly credited with the wave of japonaiserie that first enthralled France and, later, all of Europe—but often remains misunderstood as an “exotic” artifact that helped inspire Western creativity.

The fact is that the Japanese woodblock print is a phenomenon of which there exists no Western equivalent. Some of the most disruptive ideas in modern art—including, as Karl Marx put it, that “all that is solid melts into air”—were invented in Japan in the 1700s and expressed like never before in the designs of such masters as Hokusai, Utamaro, and Hiroshige in the early 19th century.

This book lifts the veil on a much-loved but little-understood art form by presenting the 200 most exceptional Japanese woodblock prints in their historical context. Ranging from the 17th-century development of decadent ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” to the decline and later resurgence of prints in the early 20th century, the images collected in this edition make up an unmatched record not only of a unique genre in art history, but also of the shifting mores and cultural development of Japan.

From mystical mountains to snowy passes, samurai swordsmen to sex workers in shop windows, each piece is explored as a work of art in its own right, revealing the stories and people behind the motifs. We discover the four pillars of the woodblock print—beauties, actors, landscapes, and bird-and-flower compositions—alongside depictions of sumo wrestlers, kabuki actors, or enticing courtesans—rock stars who populated the “floating world” and whose fan bases fueled the frenzied production of woodblock prints. We delve into the horrifying and the obscure in prints where demons, ghosts, man-eaters, and otherworldly creatures torment the living—stunning images that continue to influence Japanese manga, film, and video games to this day. We witness how, in their incredible breadth, from everyday scenes to erotica, the martial to the mythological, these works are united by the technical mastery and infallible eye of their creators and how, with tremendous ingenuity and tongue-in-cheek wit, publishers and artists alike fought to circumvent government censorship.

Three years in the making, this XXL edition presents reproductions of the finest extant impressions from the vaults of museums and private collections across the globe—many newly photographed especially for this project. Some 17 stunning fold-outs invite us to study even the subtlest details, while extensive descriptions guide us through this frantic period in Japanese art history.

Text by TASCHEN

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Marvel: The Golden Age

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The Folio Society

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Binding: Cloth hardback + laminated and printed clamshell
Number of pages: 256 pp
Product dimensions: 23.50 x 33 cm
Special features: Bound and lined in printed and gold laminated paper with a design by Marco D’Alfonso

2019

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1, The Folio Society has joined legendary Marvel editor Roy Thomas to form a super-powered team-up of their own. Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949 presents five specially curated comic books, including a meticulous facsimile of the comic that started it all back in 1939.

Thomas’s selection includes Sub-Mariner #1, Human Torch #5, Captain America Comics #10, and All Winners Comics #19, and showcases the founding characters, debut appearances, famous battles and signature talent that helped define the Golden Age of American Super Hero comics. To recapture and preserve the spirit of the Golden Age, The Folio Society has scanned these comics from original newsprint titles, valuable rarities sourced from either the Marvel vaults or a discerning collector.

While Folio has ensured that the authentic facsimile of Marvel Comics #1 maintains its original dimensions, the four titles collected in hardback have all been enlarged to a treasury format to best appreciate each detail. Every minute aspect of all five books has been preserved, from crinkles and creases in the grainy newsprint to the vintage adverts and short fiction. Even glitches, including original spelling errors and colouring overlaps, have been preserved

Text by The Folio Society

The Star Wars Archives. 1977 – 83

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TASCHEN

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Binding: Hardback / Album
Number of pages: 604 pp
Product dimensions: 41.1 x 30 cm
Special features: cloth cover with foil blocking

2019

The Star Wars Archives. 1977–1983

Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. After watching depressing and cynical movies throughout the early 1970s, audiences enthusiastically embraced the positive energy of the Star Wars universe as they followed moisture farmer Luke Skywalker on his journey through a galaxy far, far away, meeting extraordinary characters like mysterious hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi, space pirates Han Solo and Chewbacca, loyal droids C-3PO and R2-D2, bold Princess Leia and the horrific Darth Vader, servant of the dark, malevolent Emperor.

Writer, director, and producer George Lucas created the modern monomyth of our time, one that resonates with the child in us all. He formed Industrial Light & Magic to develop cutting-edge special effects technology, which he combined with innovative editing techniques and a heightened sense of sound to give audiences a unique sensory cinematic experience.

In this first volume, made with the full cooperation of Lucasfilm, Lucas narrates his own story, taking us through the making of the original trilogy—Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi—and bringing fresh insights into the creation of a unique universe. Complete with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters, the XXL-sized tome is an authoritative exploration of the original saga as told by its creator.

Text by TASCHEN

Tim Walker: Shoot for the Moon

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Thames & Hudson

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Binding: Paperback with Jacket, clamshell
Number of pages: 340 pp
Product dimensions: 36.0 x 27.5 cm
Special features: 20 transparent coloured gels pages

2019

Tim Walker: Shoot for the Moon _ Collector’s Edition

Delving deep into the art and mind of one of the most exciting and original fashion photographers working today, Tim Walker: Shoot for the Moon showcases the gamut of Tim Walker’s weird, wild Wonderlands. In images that demand to be read as art as much as fashion, his signature opulence and decadent eccentricity encroach ever further beyond the ‘real’, exploring the mysteries of imagination and inspiration, and where it is they come from.

Dazzlingly designed to a lavish spec, with images featuring some of the biggest names in fashion and contemporary culture, and texts and commentary by a collection of noteworthy contributors as well as Walker himself, Tim Walker: Shoot for the Moon is set to be an unmissable addition to the lexicon of fashion photography.

Text by Thames & Hudson

Dishoom

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Bloomsbury

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Binding: Quarterbound with cloth
Number of pages: 340 pp
Product dimensions: 36.0 x 27.5 cm
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January, 2020

Dishoom

At long last, Dishoom share the secrets to their much sought-after Bombay comfort food: the Bacon Naan Roll, Black Daal, Okra Fries, Jackfruit Biryani, Chicken Ruby and Lamb Raan, along with Masala Chai, coolers and cocktails.

As you learn to cook the comforting Dishoom menu at home, you will also be taken on a day-long tour of south Bombay, peppered with much eating and drinking. You’ll discover the simple joy of early chai and omelette at Kyani and Co., of dawdling in Horniman Circle on a lazy morning, of eating your fill on Mohammed Ali Road, of strolling on the sands at Chowpatty at sunset or taking the air at Nariman Point at night.

This beautiful cookery book and its equally beautiful photography will transport you to Dishoom’s most treasured corners of an eccentric and charming Bombay. Read it, and you will find yourself replete with recipes and stories to share with all who come to your table.

Text by Bloomsbury