The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells – Lettered Edition – Pre-order

24 in stock

Expected Publication 2023

The Lettered edition is limited to 52 copies (and four undistributed copies) hand signed by Eren Topçu , the artist, on a specially designed signature page. This edition includes 21 colour illustrations by Eren and is accompanied by a portfolio of 15 fine art prints, consisting of: Five illustrations from the book, five specially commissioned for the portfolio, and five pieces of concept art. The portfolio illustrations are giclée printed on Platinum Matt White paper by The Ink Pot. The end papers are printed with Erin’s early concept art. This edition includes a new foreword by Professor Simon J. James, and additional supporting material:

  1. The Crystal Egg – A short story by H.G. Wells
  2. Of a Book Unwritten – A short essay by H.G. Wells
  3. A Strange Light on Mars – An 1894 article from Nature
  4. Intelligence on Mars – An article by H.G. Wells
  5. The Things That live on Mars – An article by H.G. Wells from Cosmopolitan Magazine

This edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine paper by Hand & Eye, London, and is hand-bound by the Fine Book Bindery in full red leather with headbands and ribbon. The illustrations are printed offset on Munken Polar Smooth paper by Henry Ling.  The end papers are printed on Colorplan Natural paper by Henry Ling. The edition comes in a solander box containing both the book and portfolio.

Purchase of a Lettered Edition confers rights to all future publications, with the same letter, within our Science Fiction Collection. For more information go to FAQs page.

The Lettered Edition is printed and bound in England.

Disclaimer: images are conceptual or works in progress and may not match those in the final product.