Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 132

Thread: Daninsky's Collection

  1. #1
    Member Displaying Erratic Behaviour Daninsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    2

    Daninsky's Collection

    I've been here a while now, mostly just lurking and admiring everyone's collections. Finally decided I'd start posting some of my own library, as I feel that sharing one's acquisitions with other enthusiasts in a hobby is one of the most gratifying aspects of collecting! I think I'm going to post my stuff by publisher until I get 'caught up.' I'll do most of it by 'shelf', aside from a few really special pieces that I think warrant their own set of pics.

    Going to start with my favorite publisher, Centipede Press. First book I'm sharing is actually the centerpiece of my entire collection, Centipede or otherwise. I've never come across another one of these and it remains my most treasured volume and one of the most gorgeously put-together books I've ever had the pleasure of touching, let alone owning.

    Gene Wolfe's "Shadow of the Torturer" deluxe edition, published in 2007 by Centipede Press in full Chieftain goatskin leather, with deckled Saunders Waterford paper and an accompanying traycase. Only 13 of this state (numbered in Roman Numerals) were created, with 11 of them sold before publication and the other two going (I believe) to Mr. Walters and Mr. Wolfe.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Member Displaying Erratic Behaviour Daninsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    2
    More images of Centipede's deluxe Wolfe...
    Attached Images Attached Images

  3. #3
    Senior Member 2nd Rubber Room Confinement Theli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Posts
    3,068
    Rep Power
    12
    Always great to have a new collection page! I can't wait to leaf through it when you're all caught up. Tremendous start so far!

  4. #4
    Senior Member 2nd Electroshock Session Martin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    3,992
    Rep Power
    15
    Thanks for starting a new collection thread. I look forward to wanting more books! Off to a great start that first book is a beauty!

  5. #5
    Member Displaying Erratic Behaviour Daninsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    2
    Next up is another one of Jerad's (extremely) elusive deluxe traycased editions. This one was an entry in his MotWT series, Algernon Blackwood.

    The size of these deluxe editions he used to put out is staggering. The first image here features the deluxe edition photographed alongside the standard signed/limited Blackwood volume Centipede put out. Any of you who own a MotWT volume know that they're rather hefty on their own. It's very tough trying to find proper shelving for these beasts, not that I'm complaining. Like most of his deluxe releases, this one came with collection of prints from the book, housed in a smaller, secondary case.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  6. #6
    Senior Member Receiving Daily Medication
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    WA State
    Posts
    609
    Rep Power
    8
    This Centipede fan boy thanks you for these, and is looking forward to more.

  7. #7
    Member Displaying Erratic Behaviour Daninsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    2
    Thanks so much for your comments, gentlemen! I'm thrilled that I can share these images with people who earnestly enjoy and appreciate them. I'm a pretty serious Centipede fanboy, myself. He's had a few misses in the bunch over the years, but by and large Jerad's quality of work is stunning. I wish I had a fraction of his energy!

    Third deluxe traycase Centipede here, this one is Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. A little bit smaller than the previous two and with a softer synthetic material than the cloth he usually used for traycases, it also includes the requisite accompanying collection of prints. And beautiful ones at that. If I had a complaint (I really don't) it would be that the actual book itself here is fundamentally identical to the Limited version aside from the enumeration page and accompanying traycase. He usually went quarter or full leather for these deluxes, but kept this one the same as the standard. Still a gorgeous book though.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Daninsky; 01-09-2017 at 06:44 PM.

  8. #8
    Member Displaying Erratic Behaviour St. Troy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    87
    Rep Power
    2
    Do many Centipede traycase editions have that "off center" style traycase? Do you prefer this traycase style to conventional centered ones (assuming you have those as well - I have neither)?

    Thanks for posting - I don't yet have anything from Centipede, but from what I've seen, I quite like their work.
    Always looking to rent out a hidden floor above or below an old library, preferably brick or stone with hidden passageways. No pets.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Hearing Voices bugen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    1,080
    Rep Power
    7
    Wow, those are amazing! Thanks for posting the pics!
    “Reality is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live there.”
    -John Barth

    https://bugensbooks.com/

  10. #10
    Member Displaying Erratic Behaviour Daninsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    Do many Centipede traycase editions have that "off center" style traycase? Do you prefer this traycase style to conventional centered ones (assuming you have those as well - I have neither)?

    Thanks for posting - I don't yet have anything from Centipede, but from what I've seen, I quite like their work.
    No real preference. To be honest, the traycases are closed and on the shelf 99% of the time, so the disposition of the book inside isn't a subject of great concern to me. I think that, visually-speaking, the 'off center' arrangement is a bit more striking, but even that is only a very slight preferential bent.

  11. #11
    Member Displaying Erratic Behaviour Daninsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    2
    The three above were my only oversize deluxe Centipedes. The three included here are also deluxe, traycased editions, but they are significantly smaller than the previous ones.

  12. #12
    Member Displaying Erratic Behaviour Daninsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    2
    Now on to the signed/limited Centipede shelves. Most of these are a lot less rare, so I'm just posting in batches. But if anyone wants to see any closer up, please ask and I'll provide additional photos.

    The astute collectors among you may note after viewing these photos that I am still missing ELEVEN books that keep me from a complete Centipede Press collection. Just putting out there that if any of you have any of the eleven I still need, I am more than happy to talk about reasonable offers.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  13. #13
    Member Displaying Erratic Behaviour Daninsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    2
    Continuing with Centipede Press...
    Attached Images Attached Images

  14. #14
    Member Displaying Erratic Behaviour Daninsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    2
    Finishing up with Centipede...
    Attached Images Attached Images

  15. #15
    Senior Member 2nd Rubber Room Confinement Theli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Posts
    3,068
    Rep Power
    12
    Damn man, that is a hell of a collection! I like the hints of Easton Press books in there too.

    Are you missing Nosferatu Studies in the Horror Film? Can't figure out the others off the top of my head.

  16. #16
    Member Displaying Erratic Behaviour Daninsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Theli View Post
    Damn man, that is a hell of a collection! I like the hints of Easton Press books in there too.

    Are you missing Nosferatu Studies in the Horror Film? Can't figure out the others off the top of my head.
    Nope, that's actually it in the center of that last photo. I AM missing Paul Monette's novelization of Herzog's Nosferatu, however.

    I am also missing Claw of the Conciliator, Sword of the Lictor, and Citadel of the Autarch (Wolfe)
    To Walk the Night (Sloane)
    The Hot Spot (Williams)
    Film Studies for The Exorcist, Night of the Living Dead, and Videodrome
    and the art books for Don Brautigam and Max Ernst.

    I am technically missing Chimera I and II, as well, I guess, but I am not actually sure which imprint they're even on, Centipede, Millipede, or one of the others. So whether I count them as missing depends on my mood at the time, hahaa. I would certainly buy them if I found them, though, so I guess I should say I am technically missing 13, not 11.

  17. #17
    Senior Member 2nd Rubber Room Confinement Theli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Posts
    3,068
    Rep Power
    12
    Ah, that makes sense. I saw one Nosferatu, but not two, so I knew one had to be missing.

  18. #18
    Senior Member Receiving Daily Medication
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    WA State
    Posts
    609
    Rep Power
    8
    Good Lord… What an amazingly beautiful and impressive collection. I can't even think of how long I've been looking for a copy of THE SEARCH FOR JOSEPH TULLEY...and there it is. I was beginning to think that I had imagined that they had published it, especially since I don't believe it's on their Books page.

    My jealousy is only tempered by the fact that I have the Monette and Sloane volumes.

    Referencing your earlier offer, I would love to see some additional close-up photos of THE SEARCH FOR JOSEPH TULLY.
    Last edited by RonClinton; 01-09-2017 at 09:42 PM.

  19. #19
    Member Displaying Erratic Behaviour Daninsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post

    Referencing your earlier offer, I would love to see some additional close-up photos of THE SEARCH FOR JOSEPH TULLY.
    Certainly! And make sure to check your PMs please. Potentially interesting proposition in there for you.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  20. #20
    Senior Member Receiving Daily Medication
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    WA State
    Posts
    609
    Rep Power
    8
    Very cool to see that, after looking for a copy for so long -- thank you for posting those pics, really appreciate it.

    I suspect all the above photos will be revisited by me a number of times...what an outstanding Centipede collection. Good luck in your completist search!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •