The man behind high-end company Dragon Rebound Editions provides a pretty damn unique service to book lovers, particularly fans of Stephen King.
His name is Paul, and his passion is purchasing 1st edition copies of his favorite books. But he’s not simply adding them to his personal library. Once the books are in his possession, Paul then “works with bookbinders to rebind the page blocks in a unique way that ties into the story being told between the pages.”
“The books are bound in leather and feature elements such as raised bands, gold tooling, marbled endpapers and custom headbands,” Paul notes on his website. “The books are then housed in either a slipcase or a traycase.”
The rebound books are limited to 26 copies of each title, and once they are sold, no more are made. The latest Dragon Rebound project? Stephen King’s IT!
Just unveiled today, the third custom-bound book in Paul’s series comes in an elegant traycase that’s outfitted with a custom-welded, cast iron sewer grate. In addition to the incredible packaging and book itself, the limited set also includes a giclée print of the first edition cover art, along with a print of the artist’s unused original sketch concept.
The inside covers feature original, hand-painted art, and an origami replica of Georgie’s paper boat will also be included with this mind-blowing release.
These editions are first offered to owners of the previous custom-bound book, who have right of first refusal on new titles. If a previous owner declines to purchase the new book in the series, then Paul contacts people on the wait list in the order in which the list submission was received. You can be added to the wait list here.
The estimated release for this one is May 2018. The cost? A whopping $1,475!!