Yesterday I was surprised by a gift of a book. This was a collectors edition copy of Mort by Terry Pratchet.
I have to say it is absolutely stunning and wanted to share it with those of you reading.
It came in a black cardboard slipcover with an image of Mort printed in silver on it.
When you turn the slipcover up to stand the way it would on the shelf you see the black and silver spine of the book.
The book also includes seven color illustrations inside by artist Omar Rayyan. I want to share one of my favorites
Death goes fishing.
The Death story arc of the Diskworld books are among my favorites from the massive Diskworld series. I got hooked into Diskworld well into its conception when a good friend loaned me her Legends short story collection which included a Granny Weatherwax short story. I have since read almost every book released via library copies and have been working on collecting hardcovers of the older books for the last few years.
This is an amazing edition. I look forwards to reading it and revisiting a well loved character.
This collectors edition can be purchased from The Folio Society. This is the standard edition of the book.
There was also a limited edition leather bound edition printed which sold out in 13 hours when it was announced for sale on the website. I was drooling when I saw that in the announcement email the folio society sent out, I wasn't the only one either :)