Union Square Deluxe Illustrated Editions

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Deluxe Illustrated Classics Sterling/Union Square


This is a loose series of gorgeously illustrated classic novels, published by Union Square (previously known as Sterling Publishers). Each volume is approached separately in terms of design, but all feature compelling artwork, stencilled or gilded decorative page edges, ribbon markers, beautifully designed internal text on thick paper stock, and captivating covers that will draw any reader into picking the volumes up to fondle and enjoy them.

List of Deluxe Illustrated Classics

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Dracula (2021) | Pride and Prejudice (2022) | Frankenstein (2023)

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Frankenstein - Mary Shelley, illustrated by John Coulthart

Union Square & Co; Oct 19, 2023; ISBN: 9781454951575

“Immerse yourself in the haunting world of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s legendary gothic horror novel. This deluxe Frankenstein special edition brings the dark drama and imagination of this seminal work of classic science fiction and horror to vivid life, with the complete Mary Shelley 1818 edition text, 25 full-page illustrations by the acclaimed John Coulthart, bonus material including John Polidori’s The Vampyre and Lord Byron’s “The Darkness” (the two other works created during the famous 1818 contest that sparked Frankenstein)–this one-of-a-kind edition yields an exceptional reading experience.”

Features a transparent acetate jacket to highlight Coulthart’s art printed on the hardcover case, color-printed sprayed edges with an esoteric design, and intricate two-color artwork throughout.

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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, illustrated by Bil Donovan

Union Square & Co; Dec 13, 2022; ISBN: 9781454947547

“Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is arguably the forerunner of all romantic comedies and certainly one of her most popular and irreverent works. This keepsake edition features original full-color artwork by Bil Donovan, the first artist-in-residence for Dior Beauty, as well as foil stamping and full-color endpapers.

 Bound in a silky-feeling cloth, with a luxurious feel that matches Donovan’s fashion illustrations.

Dracula - Bram Stoker, illustrated by Edward Gorey

Union Square & Co; Nov 23, 2021; ISBN: 9781454944218

Introducing the ultimate collector’s edition of Dracula by Bram Stoker, the best-known vampire novel of all time, now in an exquisite special edition featuring sprayed edges and an introduction and appendices by renowned fantasy editor Marvin Kaye. The luxurious design and attention to detail, including fore-edge painting of bats, Edward Gorey–designed endpapers, and a beautiful red velvet fabric cover, set it apart as a limited edition book that will be cherished for generations.

Features a beautiful velvety cover, with stunning designs from the the 1977 Broadway stage adaptation by internationally renowned artist Edward Gorey, known for his macabre pen-and-ink illustrations.


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