Slaughterhouse 5 lettered
Julian de Narvaez / Edith Vonnegut
Median Market Value
The signed limited edition of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut is presented in three states: Artist, Numbered and Lettered. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature six full color illustrations by Julian De Narvaez as well as ten pen and ink vignettes which appear at the head of each chapter. The editions include a new introduction by Jess Walter and a frontispiece illustration by Edith Vonnegut.
The Numbered and Lettered editions are printed letterpress on Stonehenge cotton paper by Bradley Hutchinson on his Heidelberg cylinder press, and the artist edition is printed offset on Cougar Natural Vellum paper. All editions are printed in two color on the title and chapter pages. The vingettes in the Numbered and Lettered editions are printed letterpress with the text, and these editions are signed by Edith Vonnegut, Jess Walter and Julian De Narvaez. The Artist edition is signed by Julian De Narvaez.
The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies lettered A-Z and is a Bradel binding with a goatskin covered spine. The boards are covered in hand-dyed goatskin using a craquelé resist technique in yellows, oranges and reds. The top edge is hand cut and colored using acrylics, and the leather jointed end papers are handmade paste paper. Headcaps are sculpted and the headbands are hand woven.
The edition is housed in a clamshell enclosure covered in Japanese cloth with flocked velour floors, and is printed letterpress on Stonehenge cotton paper by Bradley Hutchinson on his Heidelberg cylinder press. This edition is handbound by Gavin Dovey and is signed by Edith Vonnegut, Jess Walter and Julian De Narvaez.