This beautiful collectors edition features printed endpapers illustrated by the artist, a slipcase printed with a silver line drawing, and a cover bound in tactile velveteen cloth, with an illustrated inset paper label. The spine sports a tiny silver ATuin, the great disc-carrying turtle truly an edition fit for the Unseen Universitys very own library. Terry Pratchett was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. After leaving school he worked as a journalist and as a press officer before becoming a full-time writer in 1987.
He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series, which has been published in translation worldwide. His other titles include The Carpet People (1971), published when he was just twenty-three years old; Good Omens (1990), a collaboration with Neil Gaiman; Nation (2008);Dodger (2012); and The Long Earth series (201215), a collaboration with Stephen Baxter. In 1998 he was appointed OBE and in 2009 he was knighted for services to literature. Pratchett died in March 2015. Omar Rayyan is a US-based artist whose illustrations are featured in various games, childrens publications, magazines and illustrated books, including The Brown Fairy Book (2010) and A Traveller in Time (2012) for The Folio Society.
His work has garnered many awards, including the Spectrum Fantastic Art Silver and Gold Awards, and the Chesleys Lifetime Achievement Award. His paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the US and Europe, and grace the walls of many art collectors worldwide. Omar currently resides on the island of Marthas Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.
240pp A physical description follows below.. Care and attention is devoted to every detail of the physical attributes of each book. Exacting standards require that every one has a proper sewn binding and comes in a protective slipcase.
A wide range of binding materials are employed, from buckram, silk, leather and hand-marbled papers to traditional woven cloth. A selection of legible and elegant typefaces are chosen, seeking to preserve their character through a combination of modern and traditional printing techniques. DESIGN - Above all, the feature that distinguishes folio books from most others produced today is the rich variety and sophistication of the binding designs. A wide range of traditional materials - such as buckram, cotton, silk or leather - is employed for the bindings.
These costly fabrics are the foundation upon which the artists and designers produce their creations. Sometimes their designs are printed in ink, but more often they are blocked - that is to say, impressed with foil into the surface of the material; frequently the two processes are employed together.BINDING - All books are sewn in 16-page sections: this gives strength to the book and enables the pages to be opened flat with ease. There are decorative head- and tailbands; many have gilded or colored top edges where they feel they are appropriate.
The endpapers, in a wide array of colours, are often printed with maps, illustrations or other designs. Most important of all, the books are hardback-bound to the highest standard, so that they not only look well on the shelves but are always a pleasure to open and read. PAPER & TYPOGRAPHY - In the typography of Folio books the traditional virtues of legibility and elegance are paramount.
The selection of paper for a particular book will involve deciding on a shade and character which harmonises with the illustrations and binding materials. The papers for Folio Society books are produced by a small number of European mills, chosen for their ability to produce the highest quality papers with absolute consistency. Books printed on inferior stocks will go brown and brittle within a few years; all Folio books are printed on wood-free and acid-free paper, designed for reading and rereading over many generations.
THE SLIPCASE - A distinctive feature of Folio Society books which immediately strikes the eye is their presentation not in dust-jackets but in slipcases - the traditional protective covering for fine editions. The dustjacket evolved in the 20th century as a marketing device designed to catch the eye in a crowded bookshop. It does not, however, protect the book, and is itself easily damaged. With Folio books the design emphasis is on the binding itself, a permanent part of the book. Fine bindings need protection from dust and light, and this is furnished by the slipcase, which matches the binding materials and design of the book.Folio Society Books are a testament to an uncompromising dedication to the craft of bookmaking, a commitment to striving towards perfection which rises above mere commercial considerations. If you are looking for a fine investment or phenomenal gift idea, consider this as a prime option.
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