Minneapolis: Angel Bomb Press, 2022. Number 86 of 200 copies, signed by the artist. This story was originally published in "Astounding Science-Fiction" in August 1938 under the pseudonym Don A. Stuart. It was later adapted into multiple film versions, the most recent being "The Thing" in 2011. This horrific tale of alien encounters and Antarctic exploration is presented here in a fine letterpress edition with nineteen striking, color illustrations by Todd Thyberg. Bound in tan cloth backed blue cloth covered boards with embossed title to front board and paper belly band with "Secondary Polar Expedition: Antarctica." The book, maps, and illustrations were letterpress printed with Ehrhardt Monotype and Haboro Contrast types on Classic Crest Bare White eggshell paper. Polymer plates by the Boxcar Press. Binding by the Campbell Logan Bindery featuring a hand cast, hand painted resin medallion by the artist on the front of the case. 60 pages. PRI/112222. Fine.
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Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1933. Hardcover. Number 59 of 370 copies of which 350 were for sale. A splendid edition of Thomas Malory's 15th century retelling of the famous legend of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, the knights of the Round Table and their quest for the mystical Holy Grail. Malory worked from a late-14th-century French poem, adding some material from other sources, to produce his English prose translation. In 21 books, the story covers the founding of Arthur’s kingdom and the institution of the Round Table; the various adventures of individual knights; the quest for the Holy Grail; the death of Arthur and the fall of his kingdom. This edition is reprinted for the first time from the only surviving copy of Wynkyn de Worde printing of 1498, now housed at the John Rylands Library in Manchester. Bound in full red morocco with gilt titling to spines and top edges gilt. Minor darkening to spines, rubbing along spine edges, and tips lightly bumped. Front hinges cracked but text block firm. Marbled endpapers with light fraying along fore-edges. Text pages are clean and bright with slight browning to some along fore-edges. With copies of the 22 woodcut illustrations found in the original. A beautiful set in very good to near fine condition. Small quartos. Volume I: 316 pages; Volume II: 73 pages plus colophon. PRI/121222. Near Fine.