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Ready Player One deluxe "Vader edition"

Ernest Cline

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Curious King



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Susan Jaekel / Peter Andrew Jones / Mark Duffin / Francesco Lorenzetti / John Enright / Hiro Kimura


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Ready Player One deluxe "Vader edition"
Ready Player One deluxe "Vader edition"

1.a.i Calf Leather rebinding stored in Atari "Woody" traycase unsigned by author title page: lettered state 1 of 26

1.a.ii Calf Leather rebinding stored in Atari : lettered state 19 of 26

1.a.iii Calf Leather rebinding stored in Atari "Darth Vader" traycase: lettered state 6 of 26

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The deluxe edition is limited to just 6 pieces and is comes with a few differences from the standard edition of Ready Player One.

Handbound in smooth goatskin leather to ensure the complex foil stamping design comes out clearly, and the three edges of the pages are coloured black to complement the case.

The endpapers are designed by Francesco Lorenzetti and depict “The Battle of Castle Anorak”, a pivotal scene within the book. There is a tipped in image by Atari artist John Enright, his take on what a Ready Player One atari cartridge would look like.

Each book is housed in a customised original Atari 2600 traycase, with the deluxe edition housed in the rarer “Vader” edition of the console. The case has been modified and then lined with suedel to provide a neat fit, and the deluxe edition has its own set of coloured ribbons that differ to the standard.

A quarter leather bound portfolio is also included with the book. The portfolio consists of three images from Atari Artists (game covers they have recently recreated) and are signed and numbered.

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