Jaws Roman plus matching cube
John Anthony Di Giovanni
Median Market Value
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 Roman Numeral edition is limited to 10 copies and is a full leather binding with a hand dyed airbrush gradient overdyed with craquelure resist technique. The title is hand tooled with genuine silver leaf. Endpapers are leather jointed with a hand painted flyleaf, sprinkled with silver leaf sunago and edge to edge leather doublures, which are dyed to match the covering leather. All edges are decorated with an airbrushed gradient of acrylic ink, sprinkled with silver leaf sunago. Endbands are hand sewn with Italian silk.
The edition is housed in a leather clamshell enclosure with cloth trays, decorated with hand painted gradient and pigment foil tooling and lined in velvet. The spine label is inlaid leather. The edition is sewn and bound entirely by hand by master bookbinder, Gillian Stewart in Glasgow’s East End. It is printed offset on moldmade Arches Text and is signed by Wendy Benchley, John Anthony Di Giovanni and Roger Kastel.
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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