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Signed David Bowie Collector's Special Edition

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on May 10, 2013

 

 

“Well, how come you only want tomorrow”

 

Approximately 70 copies of the 500, signed, David Bowie Collector's Special Edition books will be available in the V&A Bookshop, South Kensington in London from 10AM tomorrow (Saturday May 11th) on a first come, first served basis.

It’s a beautiful thing as you can see from the pictures here (scroll for several more) and is obviously an instant collectors' item.

The book is £395 and 70 copies are bound to sell out very quickly. 

Check both the V&A's Facebook page (search V&A Shop) and Twitter @V_and_A_Shop for live updates on availability.

Here are the details from the V&A Bookshop:

 

The David Bowie is Collector’s Special Edition is a unique memento of the V&A’s retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie, one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. Produced with unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive – of performance costume, ephemera and original artwork by the artist – this spectacular book presents a completely new perspective on Bowie’s creative work and collaborations.

There are only 500 copies of the Collector’s Special Edition. Each hand-finished book is numbered individually and is placed in a neon-orange acrylic slipcase with laser-cut detailing. A four-page insert with a previously unseen drawing for the 1980 Floor Show and a reproduction of the original draft lyrics to ‘Heroes’ is bound into each one. Another captioned page features David Bowie’s signature.

The cloth-bound book also has three ribbon bookmark, foiled page edges and is printed on a heavy weight Italian-made paper. Each book is stamped on the endpapers and hand-numbered to guarantee authenticity.

The Collector’s Special Edition of David Bowie is has been produced by V&A Publishing in collaboration with Barnbrook, one of Britain’s leading graphic design studios.

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    10 May 2013
    Signed David Bowie Collector's Special Edition

     

     

    “Well, how come you only want tomorrow”

     

    Approximately 70 copies of the 500, signed, David Bowie Collector's Special Edition books will be available in the V&A Bookshop, South Kensington in London from 10AM tomorrow (Saturday May 11th) on a first come, first served basis.

    It’s a beautiful thing as you can see from the pictures here (scroll for several more) and is obviously an instant collectors' item.

    The book is £395 and 70 copies are bound to sell out very quickly. 

    Check both the V&A's Facebook page (search V&A Shop) and Twitter @V_and_A_Shop for live updates on availability.

    Here are the details from the V&A Bookshop:

     

    The David Bowie is Collector’s Special Edition is a unique memento of the V&A’s retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie, one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. Produced with unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive – of performance costume, ephemera and original artwork by the artist – this spectacular book presents a completely new perspective on Bowie’s creative work and collaborations.

    There are only 500 copies of the Collector’s Special Edition. Each hand-finished book is numbered individually and is placed in a neon-orange acrylic slipcase with laser-cut detailing. A four-page insert with a previously unseen drawing for the 1980 Floor Show and a reproduction of the original draft lyrics to ‘Heroes’ is bound into each one. Another captioned page features David Bowie’s signature.

    The cloth-bound book also has three ribbon bookmark, foiled page edges and is printed on a heavy weight Italian-made paper. Each book is stamped on the endpapers and hand-numbered to guarantee authenticity.

    The Collector’s Special Edition of David Bowie is has been produced by V&A Publishing in collaboration with Barnbrook, one of Britain’s leading graphic design studios.