First Chapter Series by Fine Oak Press

I just learned of this series of limited edition, hand bound and illustrated books from Ian Young over at the Books To Furnish a Room blog.

(Quoting him now)
Oak Tree Fine Press have just issued the tenth book in their First Chapter Series –Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie. Each book in the series consists of the first chapter of a novel which has won the Booker Prize, presented in a signed and numbered edition.
Each book is an edition of 150 and cost between £75 / $119 (US) and £175 / $277 (US). You can buy the full set of the first 10 books for £1500 / $2,371 (US). Each book pairs the Booker winning author with an artist who creates a work based on the writing. In some instances, you can buy the artwork separately, which I've noted in the list below.

The first in the series was:
Vol. 1:  Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee (artwork by Colbert Mashile).

Deluxe volume, hand bound in cloth, numbered and signed by the author; presented with separate signed artwork from the illustrator, in a slip case. (£175 / US$277)

Standard volume, hand bound in cloth, signed by the author (£75 / $119) - you can purchase a slip case for an additional £25 / $40.

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , ,