John Anthony Di Giovanni
The limited edition of Jaws by Peter Benchley is presented in four states: Artist, Numbered, Lettered and Roman Numeral. The editions are oversized at 7” x 10” and feature six full color illustrations by John Anthony Di Giovanni as well as a new exclusive introduction by Wendy Benchley. The Roman Numeral and Lettered editions are signed by Wendy Benchley, John Anthony Di Giovanni and Roger Kastel. The Numbered edition is signed by Wendy Benchley and John Anthony Di Giovanni. The Artist edition is signed by John Anthony Di Giovanni.
The Numbered edition of 350 copies is a quarter Japanese cloth binding with the cloth covering the lower section of the boards, and goatskin covering the upper section. A bonded leather fin is laser cut and inset into the cover. Endsheets are handmade from acid free Indian batik cotton rag paper and screenprinted. The edition is printed offset on Mohawk Loop, and is housed in a unique capped slipcase featuring a charcoal illustration by Robert Longo from his Perfect Gods series, printed on cloth. The edition is signed by Wendy Benchley and John Anthony Di Giovanni.
Adding 1 of 50 giclée prints to any Jaws state will significantly elevate the combined value. These prints were not numbered so no matching can be done on that part. On the other hand, a matching paperweight will top things off nicely. The cubes however, can match any number, and even letters or roman numerals. So a matching set of the paperweight with any Jaws state, plus a giclée will be rare.
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