Each month Faber & Faber UK offers a signed limited edition of one of their titles. Membership is free
(and garners you a 15% discount at Faber.co.uk), although you can become a Faber "Collector
" for £500 ($750 USD) / year (about $63 USD per title). For that price, you get 12 collectible editions a year sent to you plus a 25% discount on other Faber & Faber titles. If you live in the UK, you get other relevant discounts & access to exclusive Faber author events.
The collectible editions are traditionally printed (on an old Heidelberg press) and hand sewn and bound in cloth. They come sans dust jacket, in a slip-case.
Editions are generally quite small, in the 100-400 copy range.
Prices range from £40 ($60 USD) to £100 ($150 USD).
If your pockets can bear the initial cost, these editions will generally jump in value to at least twice the original price. Most of the listings over on Abebooks are in the $200 - $600 range (although some listings can still be found for the cover price equivalent). Again, that's value
and not what the market might bear.
A few of their offerings:
Signed Limited Edition
'The kind of masterpiece that reminds you why you read books in the first place.'
—Julie Myerson, Observer Books of the Year
- A beautifully produced slipcased edition
- Each of the 100 copies is numbered and signed by the author
- Individually wrapped in brown paper and numbered label attached
- Signed by the author and with just 200 copies printed
- Features a selection of image plates, hand-selected by Orhan Pamuk
- Printed on a small press and bound by hand in the UK
Discover one of the earliest great stories of English literature in this beautiful, signed Collectors’ Edition.
£50.00 ($75 USD)
Labels: collectibles, Faber, Limited edition, signed