House Next Door, The - Lettered Old New York Press


Title: The House Next Door
Author: Anne River Siddons
Artist: ?
Publisher: Olde New York Press
ISBN: 0-937036-04-8
Publication Year: 1993
State: Lettered 1/26
Issue Price: $250
Comments: 26 Lettered and 125 numbered produced by Olde New York Press.


Notes: This book has two curiosities about it: first, King’s introduction is less than one page of text: a few paragraphs - more of a note than an introduction proper. Despite the brevity of his contribution, King elected to sign the limitation sheets.
Because of the high binding costs, the press did not bind the entire first printing in hardback; instead, they bound what they felt they could sell. In time, however, the publisher realized that his unbound copies should be sold to recoup costs and decided to sell the remaining inventory to Betts Bookstore, which issued a limited edition in trade paperback.
The total number of copies in print: 450 copies. of which 1-125 were in hardback from the original publisher, and the remainder were in trade paperback from Betts Bookstore.
From the original solicitation: "The book is bound in Rust Holliston Linen Finish woven cloth and hand painting morocco paper boards, enclosed in a cloth box. The edition is limited to 450 numbered copies of which 26 are lettered A-Z and bound in calf. $150 cloth/$250 calf."


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