The world's first great work of literature in a signed and numbered Deluxe Illustrated Edition of just 1,200 copies. Personally signed by artist Rebecca Yanovskaya and translator Stephen Mitchell.
Inscribed on stone tablets a thousand years before The Iliad, the ancient epic of Gilgamesh is the story of a great but cruel King who comes to learn the limits of his own power, This leather-bound Deluxe Limited Edition features eight illustrations by acclaimed artist Rebecca Yanovskaya. Commissioned especially for this volume, the illustrations were created using the artist's unique and distinctive ballpoint pen and gold leaf technique. Eight plates, including a frontispiece portrait of Gilgamesh are hand-tipped in and protected by translucent overlays. Also featured are two-color illustrations that evoke Ancient Mesopotamia on the chapter heads and tails, as well as dramatic full-color illustrations on the endpapers and colophon page.
The clothbound slipcase features a matching plate and is lined with crushed velvet to protect the leather cover that is stamped in two colors. Strictly limited, hand-numbered edition of 1200. Printed and bound in the USA.
Oversized volume, 9 x 11, 288pp. SIGNED EDITION Factory Sealed - Shrink Wrapped. The item "NEW SIGNED Easton Press GILGAMESH Deluxe Ed" is in sale since Thursday, November 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "booknerdm76" and is located in Mission Viejo, California.
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