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Lettered Edition


The Red Thread Edition


The Red Thread Edition


Neil Gaiman

Lettered Edition

Print Run:
Trimmed Page Size:
240 x 170mm
160gsm Madrid Litho mould made paper
Letterpress in black and red throughout
Fully bound in black, hand marbled goatskin
Tipped in colour plates, silk marker ribbon
Square spined, fully bound, black leather solander box
Neil Gaiman (author) and Rovina Cai (artist)



Plus shipping and handling of £25 UK or £55 Worldwide

One copy per household – see Pre-Order Details below.

Lettered Lottery Registration

Lottery registration for the remaining Lettered and Numbered copies of ‘Coraline’ is now closed.

Winners will be given the opportunity to purchase this edition and will be chosen at random. You will be emailed if successful. If you don’t receive an email then unfortunately you were not selected. One entry per household.

Lettered Edition Details



Limited to 26 copies.


Trimmed page size – 240 x 170mm


Signed by Neil Gaiman (author) and Rovina Cai (artist)


Printed letterpress on 160gsm Madrid Litho paper by Phil Abel and Robert Hetherington of Hand and Eye Letterpress. Black ink throughout with red throughout on many of the other pages.


16 colour plates, including frontispiece. With over 25 black and red letterpress silhouettes.


The Lettered edition is fully bound in black goatskin leather which has been hand marbled by Freya Scott of Paperwilds. The title is foil blocked in gold on the spine and there is a foil blocked red thread across the front and back boards.


Silk ribbon marker.


Silhouette endpapers.


The book comes in a square spined, fully bound, black leather solander box with six passes of foil blocking across the cover. The inside of the box is lined with grey suede and in the small tray is a small frame cutout with a foil blocked leather panel beneath. The trays are covered with black cloth. Inside the box is also a cloth quarter-bound portfolio with marbled face papers. The portfolio contains a selection of colour prints from the book.


Please be aware that there may be minor alterations to the design as we enter the production stage.

Lettered Edition Pre-Order Details

This edition is limited to 26 copies. All copies will first be offered privately to current rights holders (those who are the registered owners of the Stardust Lettered edition). Any copies not taken up by current rights holders will be available by lottery ONLY. If this happens, the lottery form will be open on this page from 12pm midday BST on the 17th to 12pm midday BST on the 19th of September. Winners will be notified by email on the following day (the 20th of September). This option to purchase will be in place for 48 hours from the timestamp of the notification email, after which any un-purchased copies will be offered to someone else.

If we fail to sell all copies through the lottery, these copies will become available on the website at 7pm BST on the 28th of September at the same time as the public sale of the Standard edition.

All copies of this edition carry rights to the next Lyra’s Press title.

Read more about how the rights system works.

There is a ‘one entry per household’ rule in place for the lottery. Multiple entries will be deleted and you will be banned from this lottery.

Click here to see our rules around the lotteries on the FAQ page

Lettered Edition Delivery Details

The cost of shipping is £25 in the UK and £55 for the rest of the world. The shipping cost is based on custom made boxes with foam, packing and booking time as well as the cost of the courier service.

All books will be packed into custom made, double walled cartons and surrounded by thick foam on six sides to ensure safe delivery.

The cost of shipping is calculated by the cost of the packaging, the time it takes to pack and book the deliveries as well as the delivery cost itself.

Deliveries within the UK will be sent via a 24 hour courier service called APC Overnight. Delivery times elsewhere in the world will vary depending on your location, but we would hope that the books will largely be delivered within a few days. All services will be fully trackable and you will be sent a confirmation of shipping along with a tracking number when your parcel is booked with the courier. If you have a preferred courier service then do let us know and we will try our best to use them.

All international deliveries, including to the EU, now have full customs declarations. Any import taxes, customs duties or fees must be paid for by the recipient. Customs policies vary from country to country and you should contact your local customs office for more information. Customs clearance procedures may cause delays and extend our quoted delivery time estimates.

PLEASE NOTE – We cannot currently deliver to Russia, Ukraine or Belarus.

The books are being printed in the latter part of this year. The printing and the binding of this title is quite complex and we expect to have them all finished and ready to ship in the first half of 2023. Updates will be posted on social media and via the website subscriber email as we go.

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