Ossining, NY / New York: Hill House, Publishers / William Morrow, (2001). First Edition. Hardcover. Item #30242
The set comprises the following, all with matching numbers (#81) and all signed by Neil Gaiman on the limitation pages (with the exception of American Gods: The Reader's Copy): 1) American Gods; edition limited to 750 numbered copies; 533pp; full mauve Japanese silk with color illustration on paper affixed to the front panel, and paper label affixed to the spine panel, decorated endpapers; in mauve Japanese silk slipcase with die-cut front panel; a fine copy in fine slipcase; comes in the original publisher's box; this edition includes an additional 12,000 words not included in the original edition; winner of the 2001 Bram Stoker Award, 2002 Hugo Award, and 2002 Nebula Award for best novel. 2) The Reader's Copy of American Gods; 661pp; wrappers; a fine copy. 3) Neverwhere; edition limited to 1000 numbered copies; 309pp; full black silk stamped in gold on the front panel and the spine panel, decorated endpapers; in full black silk slipcase with die-cut front panel; a fine copy in fine slipcase; includes the original letter from the publisher, William Morrow, and the original publisher's box. 4) A Screenplay (Based on Good Omens); edition limited to 500 numbered copies; 146pp; bright blue cloth stamped in silver on the front panel and the spine panel; housed in the original white cardboard box with white and blue labels affixed to the front and the spine; a fine copy. 5) Melinda; edition limited to 1000 numbered copies; unpaginated; dark gray boards stamped in silver and with color illustration affixed to the front cover; frontispiece, color and b&w illustrations by Dagmara Matuszak; a fine copy in the original light gray paper envelope with color illustration and matching number (the clasp of the envelope is broken). 6) The Ancient Emperor chapbook; 13, pp; wrappers; edition printed specifically for the pre-paid subscribers to the Hill House Author's Preferred Edition; includes a story that was originally part of American Gods; a fine copy in the original grey envelope with white and red label affixed to the front. A spectacular set in superior condition. It really does not get more complete than this.; Octavo; Signed by Author.