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The Blade Itself standard

Joe Abercrombie

Publication year

Limitation

Curious King

2022

500

Author signature

Artist

Introduction

Yes

Tommy Arnold

No

List Price

Median Market Value

Recorded Sales

£200

£460

65

The Blade Itself standard
The Blade Itself standard

2.a Black buckram cloth with two hit foil stamping to the cover and spine, with rounded spine, tailband and coloured ribbon: limitation 500

2.b Blue leather goatskin and three-pass foil stamping on the cover, spine and back. The tailbands and ribbon are unique to this state. This design has been worked up alongside books 2 and 3 to ensure they flow: Limitation 150

2.c Finest Harmatan black goat with 2 blue leather labels and an inlay on the front board with 2 hits of foil stamp designs unique to this edition. It includes 4 raised bands, rounded spine, coloured headbands and 3 edges gilded gold: Limitation 26


CK website description


STANDARD EDITION


Limited to 500 copies only, the standard edition is 480 pages, printed letterpress in two colours (black and navy) on Omnia Natural 120gsm by Pat Randle from Nomad Letterpress on his Heidelberg Press. This is the only version that comes with Tommy Arnold’s incredible dustjacket of Logen Ninefingers and Ferro Maljinn. It is bound in black buckram cloth with two hit foil stamping to the cover and spine, with rounded spine, tailband and coloured ribbon. The endpaper will be a landscape illustration by Tommy Arnold, and the book will have a further 6 tipped in colour plates, a frontispiece and a fold out map approved by Joe Abercrombie. The book is protected by a black buckram slipcase with unique design foil stamped onto the cover side, and lined with custom printed papers. This edition comes with rights to “Before they Hanged” and “Last Argument of Kings” (as well as any future abercrombie works we do) but does not come with rights to rights to our other titles. Signed by both author and artist


The other editions: Numbered - Lettered

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