The Magus lettered
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The limited edition of The Magus by John Fowles is presented in three states: Artist, Numbered and Lettered. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature six full color illustrations by Marc Burckhardt as well as a new introduction by Christopher Priest, and a new afterword by Eileen Warburton. The editions also include the author’s foreword from the 1977 revised edition, a bonus essay written by the author in 1994, and a transcript from the author’s October 23, 1977 appearance on the BBC television show, The Lively Arts.
The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies lettered A-Z and is a smythe-sewn, full goatskin binding with a three-piece cover construction which is foil stamped in five colors with the alchemical symbols for the four elements of fire, air, water, and earth. Endbands are leather wrapped and the endsheets are hand marbled for this edition by Jemma Lewis.The clamshell enclosure is lined in ultrasuede and features a leather label and covering in European cloth.
The edition includes a color fold-out featuring the Artist edition dust jacket illustration, as well as a reproduction of the first edition jacket art by Tom Adams.
The edition is printed offset on Mohawk Via Vellum paper and is handbound by Amy Borezo at Shelter Bookworks in Orange, Massachusetts. It is signed by Christopher Priest, Eileen Warburton and Marc Burckhardt.