Suntup Press - Ira Levin "Rosemary's Baby" Signed Lettered Edition of only 26, Leather Bound Collector's Edition [Very Fine]

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“Across the room, in the one large window bay, stood a black bassinet. Black and only black it was; skirted with black taffeta, hooded and flounced with black organza. A silver ornament turned on a black ribbon pinned to its black hood.” — Ira Levin, Rosemary’s Baby

Personally Signed by Richey Beckett, Chuck Palahniuk and Limited To Only 26 Lettered Deluxe Copies


Suntup Press 2019. Ira Levin "Rosemary's Baby" Signed Lettered Edition. The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a full goatskin leather with a foil stamped spine, and glass eyes inset into leather-formed eyelids. This is Lettered "D". The book is housed in a custom 'bassinet' box with a rocking book bed.

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One of the bestselling horror novels of all-time, Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin is considered by many to be the “grand daddy” of horror fiction. Selling 4 million copies upon its publication in 1967, the novel’s success launched a new wave of books in the horror genre, while critics heralded it “one of the most perfectly crafted thrillers ever written.” The top bestselling horror novel of the 1960s. The enormous popularity of the novel helped launch a "horror boom", where horror fiction would achieve enormous commercial success.


This fine press edition of Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin is limited to two hundred & seventy-six copies, and is presented in two states: Lettered and Limited. The edition measures 6¼” x 9¼” and features six black & white illustrations by Richey Beckett, as well as an exclusive introduction by New York Times bestselling author, Chuck Palahniuk. Also included is an afterword by Ira Levin which originally appeared in the 2003 New American Library edition. The editions are signed by Richey Beckett and Chuck Palahniuk, and are printed letterpress.


“Hail, Suntup – their new edition of Rosemary’s Baby will undoubtedly be the most extravagant to date. We can’t wait for it to arrive.” —The family of Ira Levin



LETTERED EDITION

  • Personally signed by Richey Beckett and Chuck Palahniuk.
  • Edition sized at 6¼” x 9¼”.
  • Limited to 26 copies for sale, lettered A-Z.
  • Hand-bound full goatskin leather with a foil stamped spine, and glass eyes inset into leather-formed eyelids.
  • Six black & white illustrations by Richey Beckett.
  • New introduction by Academy Award winner, Chuck Palahniuk written exclusively for this edition.
  • Afterword by Ira Levin.
  • Printed letterpress on Mouldmade Zerkall paper.
  • Hand marbled endpapers made in Germany on Hahnemühle Ingres paper.
  • Housed in a custom 'bassinet' box with a rocking book bed.


“Ira Levin is the Swiss watchmaker of the suspense novel; in terms of plot, he makes what the rest of us do look like those five-dollar watches you can buy in the discount drugstores.” —Stephen King


The Lettered Edition Enclosure (Open)




The Lettered Edition Enclosure (Open)



The Bassinet Enclosure

The Lettered edition enclosure is covered in genuine lace-embossed black leather and features an inner bookbed that rocks from side to side. The bookbed is lined with black silk, and a sterling silver cross is suspended from the upper edge of the lid by a black silk ribbon. When the box is opened, the cross hangs above the seated book. The inside of the lid is flounced in black organza.




Close-up showing lace embossed leather, silk-lined bookbed and black organza inner lid




The Lettered Edition Enclosure (Rocking Bookbed)


THE ROSEMARY'S BABY LIMITED EDITION PREMIUMS

Shipping with every pre-order are these limited edition premiums, which includes a 6” x 9” art print, a 4” x 6” postcard and a UV coated 2” x 8” bookmark, all packed inside a metallic printed envelope.

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.

Artwork © 2019 by Richey Beckett.









Title Page.


With a New Introduction by Chuck Palahniuk Afterword by Ira Levin

One of the bestselling horror novels of all-time, Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin is considered a masterpiece of modern horror. Selling 4 million copies upon its publication in 1967, the novel’s success launched a new wave of books in the horror genre, while critics heralded it “one of the most perfectly crafted thrillers ever written.” One year after the novel’s release, Rosemary’s Baby was adapted into an Academy Award winning motion picture directed by Roman Polanski. Author Ira Levin called the film “the single most faithful adaptation of a novel ever to come out of Hollywood.”

Lettered Edition

The lettered edition is limited to 26 copies for sale, lettered A-Z and is printed letterpress on Moldmade Zerkall paper. It is a full goatskin binding with a foil stamped spine, and glass eyes inset into leather-formed eyelids on the cover. Endpapers are hand marbled in Germany on Hahnemühle Ingres paper. The edition is housed in a custom ‘bassinet’ enclosure with a rocking book-bed.









CHUCK PALAHNIUK



Chuck Palahniuk is the author of Fight Club and two dozen other works of fiction and/or nonfiction, all of them national or New York Times bestsellers. These include novels, a travel guide, comic books, two coloring books and an essay collection. He’s a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and lives in the Pacific Northwest.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Richey Beckett is an illustrator, based in rural Wales, UK. Working predominantly in pen and ink, he has gained recognition for his intricately detailed record covers, movie posters, and screen printed artwork.


Beckett uses traditional pen and ink methods to create lavishly detailed pieces of black and white illustration. Taking influence from historic biblical, literary and natural history illustrators and engravers such as Doré, Dürer, Audubon and Bewick, along with the decorative flair of Art Nouveau, he creates his own organic world which expands with each new piece. Richey has created art for Metallica, The Grateful Dead, Mondo (A Game Of Thrones, The Lord Of The Rings, Army Of Darkness), Foo Fighters, Robert Plant, AMC (The Walking Dead) and The British Film Institute.

About The Author



Photo © Bernard Gotfryd

Novelist and playwright Ira Levin (1929-2007) was a native New Yorker whose novels include A Kiss Before Dying, Rosemary’s Baby, This Perfect Day, The Stepford Wives, The Boys from Brazil, Sliver, and Son of Rosemary. His plays include No Time for Sergeants, Critic’s Choice, Veronica’s Room and Deathtrap – the longest-running thriller (and fifth longest-running play) in Broadway history. His musical Drat! The Cat! (for which he wrote book and lyrics) yielded the Barbra Streisand classic He Touched Me.

Levin was a graduate of the Horace Mann School and New York University, a longtime Council member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times letters section, and repeat winner of the New York Magazine Competition. He was the recipient of three Mystery Writers of America Edgar awards (including their highest honor, the Grand Master Award), as well as the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for lifetime achievement.

More information on Levin’s work can be found at his official website, IraLevin.org, including “Rosemary’s Baby Album,” an online gallery which celebrates the work’s 50th anniversary in 2017, by tracing its development using Levin’s own notes, drafts, etc.

Signature Authenticity

Lifetime Guarantee of Signature Authenticity. Personally signed by Richey Beckett and Chuck Palahniuk. The autographs are not facsimiles, stamps, or auto-pens. learn more
VERY FINE GUARANTEED – Very Fine condition as if normally shipped from the publisher. The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws. Sharp corners all around. Unread book without any marks, writing, or stamps. This item will be packed to the highest standard and shipped in a timely manner by Priority Mail with tracking number and signature confirmation. Original shipping container by Suntup Press.
Publisher:
Suntup Press 2019
Edition:
Signed Lettered Edition of 26
Binding:
Leather Bound in Bassinet Enclosure
Illustrator:
See description for details
Dimensions:
6” x 9” trim size.