Offered: Kelly Link will write out any page of Magic for Beginners on the endpapers (or on a mutually agreed on blank page within the book) in a signed, numbered limited edition of the book.
Hand-numbered and signed by the author and signed by the illustrator this limited edition of 150 copies includes two tipped-in plates: an enlargement of the title story illustration and a color reproduction of the trade dustjacket painting by Shelley Jackson which is based on “Lady with an Ermine” by Leonardo da Vinci held in The Czartoryskich Museum in Krakow. It is accompanied by a deck of poker cards backed with the cover illustration and illustrated with Shelley Jackson’s interior illustrations.
Printed by Thomson-Shore of Dexter, MI, on 70# Finch Opaque Cream White Smooth paper, with 80# Oatmeal Rainbow Endpapers, Smyth Sewn in Cobalt Blue Pearl Linen Cloth.
“Intricate, wildly imaginative and totally wonderful. Whether or not you think you like fantasy, if you’re a fan of inventive plots and good writing (her use of language will fill you with awe), don’t miss Kelly Link’s collection.” -- Nancy Pearl, NPR
Opening bid: $150
Auction closes at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, December 15th 2011