Savage Pellucidar arrived today. They are simply stunning editions of both the ERB Inc and Grosset and Dunlap Books. Profusely illustrated, the illustrations stand out and feature some artwork (Especially Yanagi, Eggleton and Grindberg) that I had never seen before! The quality of the books themselves and their slipcases is magnificent. Speaking as a life-long fan of ERB, they are beautiful additions to my library. Well done. I can't wait for the next volume(s). Bill H.
1st off, I love all of your editions. I've collected limited editions of many, many publishers in the specialty venue. They could all take a class form you. You consistently put out a premium product. The latest are no exception. Great attention to detail and quality as well as a production standard second to none. I've been in the book business since 1975 and your volumes are the ones I really look forward to. Your die cut book marks are also perfect. I'm sure they are no easy feat in production. The addition of the coins is a great add-on and I have to say they are produced beautifully. Once again, attention to detail. I will be a buyer for as long as you see fit to put out these little gems. As a matter of fact, sign me up for the same numbers and letter as my existing books. John Carter is surely my favorite series by Burroughs, but it's neck and neck with the Mucker. I know not really a series with just 2 book. After John Carter would you consider a Mucker Volume? If so, sign me up now.
As for suggestions, none really on production other than keep your print runs truly limited. I would also say only do numbered and lettered, no standard trade editions. Also don't ever get talked into scrimping on production. Cloth bound, full head bands, foil stamping, spectacular slip cases, eye popping end sheets, all the things you are doing now. I've grown up with books and it's great to see that there are others that hold my love for not just the material, but the physical item as well. You might also think of a limited art portfolio for each new volume.
Keep in touch. I look forward to John Carter of Mars!
Beautiful, beautiful books that give me a rush of the old magic. Thank you, so much. Joe Lansdale
I totally love my four editions of SP! I didn't notice the matching numbers (26) on the rim of the coin till you pointed it out. Very cool. The coins are a great idea. Since I'm a bit of a coin collector, I especially appreciate their excellent design, size, etc. Great extra!
I have to admit I have only looked at my numbered of ERB,Inc./G&D editions. That's because I can't as yet get myself to cut my lettered editions out of their shrink wraps!! In fact, those two books are still in shrink wrapping inside the comic book bags they were enclosed in. They are bibliophilic treasures that I don't want to expose to handling and the light of day. Of course, I will get around to doing it eventually, as I have with my LT copies.
Specifically, I love both versions of the dustjacket art and the spine/title lettering choices are beautiful. Interior art is all wonderful, and to see St. John's original illos so nicely colorized is a real treat. I think St. John would give a proud nod of approval. All the newly commissioned art as well as existing art, color and b&w, as well as the deep blue color slip cases combine to make these books, in this special series (in my opinion) the finest editions of ERB novels ever produced.
Best wishes to you as always,
From the wrap around dust jacket by Bob Eggleton on the Grosset & Dunlap edition and the Tom Grindberg dust jacket on the ERB Inc. edition, are followed with a profusion of incredible color art by Frank Frazetta, J. Allen St. John and Joe Jusko. The black and white line art found through out the books is clear and crisp. The gold-embossed slipcase, map endpapers, die-cut bookmark, signed limitation page the Limited Edition Medallion showcase the quality and care that went into this project. These beautiful books are designed by collectors for collectors.
Vice-Chairman Burroughs Bibliophiles Board of Directors
Editor, Edgar Rice Burroughs News Dateline
Received the next two volumes. I don’t know how you make any profit, everything is so over-the-top beautiful! You have confirmed to me why it is so cool and so enjoyable to collect books. Looking forward to “John Carter”, and whatever else you come up with. Thank you, sir.
All the best, Terry W.
I received the lettered Savage Pellucidar books a few days ago. I wanted to tell you that they are a joy to behold! I love these editions. Thank you! Also, the medallion/coin was an unexpected welcome surprise. It is a sweet keepsake to go with my ERB books and it was a great idea! I especially liked my 'personalized' medallion with my book letter 'R' engraved on the edge of the coin. VERY NICE!
Hope to see you again at Windy City Pulp Con. Thanks again for the lovely books and goodies and look forward to more editions!
Best, Jim B.