Notifications
Clear all

Moonchild Dust Jacket  

  RSS

 Anonymous
Joined: 50 years ago
Posts: 0
19/07/2011 7:52 pm  

Stumbled upon this site, should anyone be interested in a nice facsimile dust cover for your first edition Moonchild if your are lacking one or have some tattered remains, I noted the mint original goes for some $2000USD without the book itself:

http://www.facsimiledustjackets.com/cgi-bin/fdj455/6686


Quote
michaelclarke18
(@michaelclarke18)
Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 1264
19/07/2011 8:34 pm  

what a great website - thanks for posting.


ReplyQuote
 Anonymous
Joined: 50 years ago
Posts: 0
19/07/2011 11:00 pm  

Glad to share. Here's a link in the trail:

http://www.boingboing.net/2004/06/03/beresford-egan-illus.html

Actually I had just finished creating a template for this, when I found that site while looking for additional images. I did have a few printed up beforehand.
I have 3 or 4 first editions up for sale, with my facsimile jackets included, in Brodart plastic seals all near fine: $375 each. Photo below (huge file). Might as well pawn 'em off in this thread.

`


ReplyQuote
lashtal
(@lashtal)
Owner and Editor Admin
Joined: 17 years ago
Posts: 5304
19/07/2011 11:14 pm  

Very attractive!

Owner and Editor
LAShTAL


ReplyQuote
the_real_simon_iff
(@the_real_simon_iff)
Member
Joined: 17 years ago
Posts: 1836
20/07/2011 7:52 am  

93!

They ARE very attractive, although I have to say that it seems that the image of the dustjacket looks rather low-res compared with the resolution of the photo itself. Anybody know of the quality of the commercial dustjacket website?

Love=law
Lutz


ReplyQuote
michaelclarke18
(@michaelclarke18)
Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 1264
20/07/2011 9:37 am  

They ARE very attractive, although I have to say that it seems that the image of the dustjacket looks rather low-res compared with the resolution of the photo itself. Anybody know of the quality of the commercial dustjacket website?

Worth spending 22 dollars to find out.


ReplyQuote
JNSmith
(@jnsmith)
Member
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 33
20/07/2011 3:52 pm  

Hi all,
I own a copy of the d/j and can testify that the quality is truly excellent. The seller makes a lot of effort to get the colours/paper just right.
Beresford Egan (the artist for Moonchild) and Crowley did not get on and thus Egan didnt get to do any further work on his books. Egan (a very snappy dresser) was appalled at Crowleys use of make-up; not that he objected to make-up per se, he just thought that A.C. had applied it terribly and that it made him look like a terrible old queen.
REGARDS!
J


ReplyQuote
 Anonymous
Joined: 50 years ago
Posts: 0
20/07/2011 5:22 pm  
"the_real_simon_iff" wrote:
93!

They ARE very attractive, although I have to say that it seems that the image of the dustjacket looks rather low-res compared with the resolution of the photo itself. Love=law
Lutz

Yes, it's not the best resolution wise, having been done from small web images and photoshop touch-ups, I retypeset the front inner flap in matching font and justification - only to find this one already done. I'm sure they had a full size original. But mine gives a good historic picture, protects the book, and the Brodart seal does wonders to the shine.

My last project was a jacket for the Gordon Press Clouds without Water utilizing handmade French endpaper and following the font and design of the first edition's soft cover. The Gordon Press is a very nice hard cover, cost less than the cheap Yogi leatherettes and with this jacket on, it’s a real gem. I did a small personal run, but if enough are interested I'll do some more. The book is about $20 if you shop around. There were only 200 made so there can't be many left. The jacket alone is $25. See photos:


ReplyQuote
Walterfive
(@walterfive)
Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 856
22/07/2011 5:33 pm  

Definitely interested! I've been thinking this needed to be done for Crowley books since I bought a reproduction dust jacket for my 1st Ed. of E.R.B.'s "Princess Of Mars" last year.

There are several covers & spines that one might suggest.


ReplyQuote
 Anonymous
Joined: 50 years ago
Posts: 0
22/07/2011 6:14 pm  
"Walterfive" wrote:
Definitely interested! I've been thinking this needed to be done for Crowley books since I bought a reproduction dust jacket for my 1st Ed. of E.R.B.'s "Princess Of Mars" last year.

There are several covers & spines that one might suggest.

Okay, thanks for your interest, if I obtain at least 5 orders, I'll fire up the Press. I'll also take suggestions for other titles/projects. Simply PM me. Better photo here of Clouds, visible if signed on:

`


ReplyQuote
chuck
(@chuck)
Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 52
23/07/2011 9:21 pm  

93

Ordered my replica Moonchild dustjacket late Tuesday evening and it came in Saturday's mail, San Francisco, CA to Buffalo, NY. Four days start to finish. It is very beautifully done and Mark was very easy to work with. Recommended.

666TSAEB I may be interested in one of your Clouds jackets also - they are quite lovely. I'll pm you.

93 93/93

Chuck


ReplyQuote
 Anonymous
Joined: 50 years ago
Posts: 0
23/07/2011 10:23 pm  
"chuck" wrote:
93

666TSAEB I may be interested in one of your Clouds jackets also - they are quite lovely. I'll pm you.

93 93/93

Chuck

On a quick check ( regarding Clouds), it seems both the book itself and this exact paper are rapidly approaching discontinued status. I can take one or two more orders one the jacket - paper-wise and we go to press.


ReplyQuote
chuck
(@chuck)
Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 52
11/08/2011 11:43 pm  

93

TSAEB 666 - Thank you very much for the beautiful dustcover for my Gordon Press Clouds Without Water. The price is very reasonable and the service was excellent. It arrived (well packed) much quicker than I expected. Thanks again.

93 93/93


ReplyQuote
chuck
(@chuck)
Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 52
12/08/2011 2:33 am  

93

Sorry for the double post - but I must edit:

666TSAEB - Thank you very much for the beautiful dustcover for my Gordon Press Clouds Without Water. The price is very reasonable and the service was excellent. It arrived (well packed) much quicker than I expected. Thanks again.

93 93/93


ReplyQuote
michaelclarke18
(@michaelclarke18)
Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 1264
12/08/2011 8:51 am  

What I find incredible is that people used to throw dust jackets away.....apparently they weren't worth keeping....


ReplyQuote
chuck
(@chuck)
Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 52
13/08/2011 12:21 am  

93

Serious book collectors used to throw them away as soon as they got the book home and on the shelf. Mindboggeling...

I can assure you the dust jacket for Clouds Without Water is a keeper.
And by the way, if you don't already have one, there is a copy of the Gordon Press version for sale on a major auction site right now...

93 93/93


ReplyQuote
William Thirteen
(@williamthirteen)
Member
Joined: 10 years ago
Posts: 1088
13/08/2011 5:06 pm  

Thanks 666TSAEB!

just received my 'Clouds' dust jacket! Very beautiful and fits my Gordon Press edition like a glove. Thanks for the fast & friendly service - and also the little Oz inserts, perfect size to keep in the wallet for emergencies!

here is a pic

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/squirm/6038655796


ReplyQuote
 Anonymous
Joined: 50 years ago
Posts: 0
14/08/2011 2:09 pm  

Glad to hear that the shipped jackets have found safe arrival. 4 finished dust covers remain on "Cloud without Water," Run for Cover informs us that less then 50 copies of the limited 200 printing are left for sale. After the 4 finished jackets are sold, I may seek a replacement paper for further orders as the current choice will be discontinued.


ReplyQuote
Share: