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Philip Pullman, À Outrance

Northern Lights - Philip Pullman

À Outrance

"Then with a roar and a blur of snow both bears moved at the same moment. Like two great masses of rock balanced on adjoining peaks and shaken loose by an earthquake, that bound down the mountainsides gathering speed, leaping over crevasses and knocking trees into splinters, until they crash into each other so hard that both are smashed to powder and flying chips of stone: that was how the two bears came together."

This new illustrated letterpress book tells of how in the novel, Northern Lights, the rightful bear-king Iorek Byrnison regained his throne through a fight to the death with the false usurper Iofur Raknison and how the story came to be written. It is limited to only two hundred and sixty five copies and features original woodcut illustrations by Chris Daunt, Harry Brockway and Andy English, three of the greatest woodcut artists working today.

The text is taken from Philip Pullman's novel, Northern Lights, winner of the Carnegie Medal and the inspiration behind the recent Hollywood blockbuster, The Golden Compass.

The book is available in three unique limited editions:

Ruscombe letterpress art edition

Some of the world's finest designer bookbinders have been commissioned to produce fifteen individual hand bound copies and were exhibited at Oxford University’s Bodleian Library.

They offer exceptionally beautiful examples of how each artist has individually interpreted the book. Each volume has been meticulously printed letterpress by hand on traditional cast iron Heidelberg Press one sheet and one colour at a time on paper handmade at the famous Ruscombe Mill in France.

Price: £2000

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Somerset letterpress deluxe edition

Fifty numbered copies half-bound by hand in calf with marbled boards. Each volume has been meticulously printed letterpress by hand on traditional cast iron Heidelberg Press one sheet and one colour at a time on mould made Somerset paper. In addition to signing the book, Philip Pullman has inscribed each copy with a line of text. Each volume is encased in its own slip case trimmed in leather and accompanied by a set of six woodcut images used within the book. Each print is signed by the author and artist and is produced in a format suitable for framing.

Price: £500

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Mohawk edition

Two hundred numbered copies printed offset on Mohawk paper and half-bound by hand in Colarado blood red cloth with hand marbled boards. Each of these beautifully produced volumes is signed by the author.

Price: £150

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Ruscombe prints

The six powerful woodcut images used within the book can be purchased as a set suitable for framing. Each has been meticulously printed letterpress by hand on traditional cast iron Heidelberg Press one sheet at a time on paper handmade at the famous Ruscombe Mill in France. They are housed in a custom made portfolio and each print has been signed by both author and artist.

Price: £295

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Individual Ruscombe prints

Ruscombe prints are available to be ordered individually

Price: £50

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Ruscombe letterpress art edition

Order your copy of the Ruscombe letterpress art edition

Price: ₤2000

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Order Somerset letterpress deluxe edition

Order your copy of the Somerset letterpress deluxe edition

Price: ₤500

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Order Mohawk edition

Order your copy of the Mohawk edition

Price: ₤150

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Order Ruscombe prints

Order the full set of Ruscombe prints

Price: ₤295

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Individual Ruscombe prints

The Ruscombe prints can be ordered individually

Price: ₤50

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