Sunday, January 17, 2016

Ander Monson, Letter to a Future Lover (Signed Deluxe Edition of 50 copies)

Happy New Year - hope the holidays were good to everyone. Following my "Best Books of 2015" post I thought I'd share an exciting edition of Ander Monson's Letter to a Future Lover. At one point in the collection, Monson alludes to this very edition, saying that there was an unbound version made which was the "intended" version of the book. I raced to an order page linked through Graywolf Press and Other Electricities and found that there was one copy left of the clothbound "deluxe" version. This book is limited to only 50 copies worldwide, signed, personalized, and numbered. A signed and number, non-cloth-bound limited edition of 100 is still available here.

This is a big unbound book in a clamshell case with black boards, red cloth sides, and metallic red lettering on the front. Inside, the right side is the book's unbound manuscript, ribboned for ease of removal.

To the left, a library pocket features a handwritten title card by the author, with my name written out as if I was the first to take the book out of the library. The title page is dedicated to me, "a fellow traveler", and signed by Monson. On the reverse, the colophon of the limited edition says this is copy 48 of 50.

Here's how the book looks fanned out:

Again, I think this is one of the very best books of 2015, and one of the most engaging non-fiction things I've ever read. It's an honor to have this edition. I think Letter to a Future Lover is a must for any lovers of readers and I strongly encourage you to take a look. My review at Run Spot Run can be read here.

Currently reading:
Magda Szabo, The Door

Currently listening to:
Jamie XX, "In Colour"

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