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The Shadow of the Torturer

Gene Wolfe

Centipede Press

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Alex Preuss


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The Shadow of the Torturer
The Shadow of the Torturer

24.a.i Deluxe Roman Numeral Edition – Leather – two color full leather binding, traycased, signed by Gene Wolfe: 12(?) (of which 11 were for sale) limitation – $1000 (Red roman numerals). 

24.a.ii Deluxe Roman Numeral Edition – Leather – Full black leather binding, traycased with stamped black lettering on spine, signed by Gene Wolfe: 1(?) of 13 limitation

24.b.i Numbered edition. Full faux leather binding. Pictorial inset on front board, cloth slipcase, signed by Gene Wolfe: 10(?) of 100 limitation - $225

24.b.ii Numbered edition. Cloth binding, faux leather spine with gold foil stamping, cloth slipcase, signed by Gene Wolfe: 90(?) of 100 limitation - $225

The standard numbered edition has variant 24.b.i with the full faux leather binding and pictorial in the front board. The earliest numbers are most likely bound like this. We show #2 here. Variant 24.b.ii is more common with the returning color themes in the binding and slipcases for each volume of the Book of the New Sun.

CP website synopsis

Possibly the finest science fiction series ever written, Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun has been hailed as one of the field’s most important and enduring works. The tale of Severian and his exile from the Guild of Torturers won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1980. A triumph of imagination and inventiveness. Contains six full color, full page illustrations by Alex Preuss.
       We will publish all six books in this series, including The Claw of the Conciliator, The Sword of the Lictor, The Citadel of the Autarch, The Urth of the New Sun and The Castle of the Otter. Each book will be illustrated by German artist Alex Preuss.

This set is one of the most sought after Centipede Press collections

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See also: Deluxe

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