“I DIDN’T KNOW I HAD ANOTHER MOTHER”: LIMITED EDITION OF CORALINE, SIGNED BY NEIL GAIMAN
GAIMAN, Neil. Coraline. New York: HarperCollins, (2002). Octavo, original gilt-stamped black cloth, red endpapers, original dust jacket. $950.
Limited edition of Gaiman's award-winning book, issued the same year as the first trade edition, signed by him on the title page, with frontispiece and 14 full-page illustrations by McKean, along with special material for this edition including a color plate, three additional illustrations and facsimile pages from Gaiman's notebook.
Famed British fantasy author Gaiman presents a "modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings…Well done" (New York Times). Gaiman's engaging tale "occupies a territory somewhere between Lewis Carroll's Alice and Catherine Storr's classic fantasy of warning and healing, Marianne Dreams… This is a marvelously strange and scary book" (Philip Pullman). Award-winning British illustrator Dave McKean collaborated frequently with Gaiman for DC Comics and its Vertigo imprint in the 1980s; most notably, McKean created all the covers for Gaiman's widely acclaimed graphic novel series,The Sandman. Coraline won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for Best Novella in 2003, and was adapted as both a theatrical musical and a well-received stop-motion animation film in 2009. Limited edition of 4000 copies (including fewer than 100 numbered copies signed by Gaiman). With "special material exclusive" to this edition, including introduction, essay and interview with Gaiman, facsimile pages from his notebook, and his "Note on Working with Dave McKean," together with tipped-in color plate and three additional illustrations by McKean not present in the same year's first English and first American trade editions. Dust jacket containing color "Previews Exclusive" logo on dust jacket front flap.