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    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.
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    More images of Centipede's deluxe Wolfe...
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    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!

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    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!

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    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.
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    This Centipede fan boy thanks you for these, and is looking forward to more.

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    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.
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