Personally signed by the acclaimed artist and illustrator Alejandro Colucci.
DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 1,200 SIGNED & NUMBERED COPIES IN MATCHING SLIPCASE.
Norwalk, CT. Easton Press 2020. Robert Louis Stevenson "The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde". Signed Limited Deluxe Edition of 1,200. Personally signed by the illustrator Alejandro Colucci. Each book is numbered. Custom matching slipcase. Beautifully illustrated and luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. As new, sealed without any visible flaws.
In 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote his immortal tale of the monstrous nature that dwells within the human heart and readers have been terrified ever since. Now, this masterpiece of horror literature is offered in an exclusive leather-bound Deluxe Illustrated Edition featuring a wealth of haunting illustrations by acclaimed artist Alejandro Colucci.
This is the terrifying novel of good and evil:
- Fully bound in premium leather.
- Specially commissioned illustrations
- Ten full-colored plates, including a frontispiece, hand-tipped in and protected by translucent overlays
- Slipcase with a matching plate and lined in crushed velvet.
- Book measurements: 9 1/4" x 11 1/4", 256 pp
- Out-of-print from the publisher.
- Illustrated and signed colophon page.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is an 1886 Gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. It follows Gabriel John Utterson, a London-based legal practitioner who investigates a series of strange occurrences between his old friend Dr Henry Jekyll and a murderous criminal named Edward Hyde.
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is one of the most famous pieces of English literature, and is considered to be a defining book of the gothic horror genre. The novella has also had a sizable impact on popular culture, with the phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" being used in vernacular to refer to people with an outwardly good but sometimes shockingly evil nature.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson (born Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson; 13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer. He is best known for works such as Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped and A Child's Garden of Verses.
Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely in defiance of his poor health. As a young man, he mixed in London literary circles, receiving encouragement from Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse, Leslie Stephen and W. E. Henley, the last of whom may have provided the model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. In 1890, he settled in Samoa where, alarmed at increasing European and American influence in the South Sea islands, his writing turned away from romance and adventure fiction toward a darker realism. He died of a stroke in his island home in 1894 at age 44.
A celebrity in his lifetime, Stevenson's critical reputation has fluctuated since his death, though today his works are held in general acclaim. In 2018, he was ranked, just behind Charles Dickens, as the 26th-most-translated author in the world.
Alejandro Colucci was born in Uruguay in 1966 to Italian immigrant parents and he began his career as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer in 1990. After living in Barcelona for 10 years, he now works in London since 2012, where he lives with his wife and partner, the designer Daniela Bertúa.
Alejandro is an award-winning artist who has illustrated hundreds of fantasy, crime, horror, historic fiction, and science fiction publications across the globe commissioned by major Publishers mainly throughout Europe and the USA.
Best-selling authors such as Anne Rice, Robin Hobb, Isaac Asimov, Mario Puzo, H.G. Wells, Ursula K. Le Guin, Andrzej Sapkowski, William Gibson, Steven Erikson, Joe Abercrombie, Robert Louis Stevenson, and J.G. Ballard, to name just a few, showcase Alejandro's illustrations in their books.
He works in a variety of techniques both traditional and digital mediums. His illustrations engage the viewer to give an emotional response to his subjects, as is shown in El Arte de Alejandro Colucci published by Dolmen Books, an extensive 200-page full-color book showcasing 330 of his atmospheric illustrations.
He and his wife are the founders of the Design company Epica Prima.
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:
- Fully bound in genuine leather.
- A sturdy slipcase to house this special book.
- Eight new specially commissioned full-color works of art
- 22kt gold accents deeply inlaid on the "hubbed" spine.
- Heavy duty binding boards enhance the book’s durability.
- Superbly printed on acid-neutral paper that lasts for generations.
- Sewn pages – not just glued like ordinary books.
- Gilded page ends.
- Printed and bound in the USA. Imported materials.
- Rigorous inspection at every stage ensures adherence to our exacting standards.
- Superb craftsmanship and commitment to quality.
- Easton Press (2020)
- Signed Artist Edition
- Full Genuine Leather
- Alejandro Colucci
- The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
- Robert Louis Stevenson