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The Red Thread Edition


Neil Gaiman

Standard Edition

Print Run:
Trimmed Page Size:
240 x 170mm
148gsm Mohawk Superfine Eggshell
Letterpress in black and red throughout
Cloth quarter-bound with hand marbled face papers
Offset printed illustrations to the page, silk marker ribbon
The book comes in a grey buckram covered slipcase, lined with black suede
Rovina Cai (artist)



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

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

Standard 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.

Standard Edition Details


Limited to 500 unnumbered copies.

Trimmed page size – 240 x 170mm

Signed by Rovina Cai (artist)

Printed letterpress on 148gsm Mohawk Superfine paper by Phil Abel and Robert Hetherington of Hand and Eye Letterpress. Black ink throughout with red on many of the other pages.

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

The Standard edition is quarter-bound in two tone red cloth. The hand marbled face papers have been created by Freya Scott of Paperwilds and the covers have three passes of foil blocking with a further pass of black for the title on the spine.

Silk ribbon marker.
The book comes in a grey buckram covered slipcase, lined with black suede. The front of the slipcase is blocked with one pass of black foil, depicting one of Rovina Cai’s silhouettes.

Standard Edition Pre-Order Details

The remaining Standard Edition copies of Coraline will be available by lottery from Thursday the 19th of October at Midday BST. The lottery form will be available on the Standard edition shop page for 24 hours before entries close. We will then randomly select winners and email them to process payment.

Demand was extremely high the first time around, but due to website issues and the time sensitive ‘A Christmas Carol’ project, it became impossible to complete the sales at that time.

Only the Standard edition remains in stock. All the Numbered and Lettered editions have already been sold, and no further copies will be made available. None of the Standard edition copies carry rights.

If there are copies still available after the lottery period ends, they will be made available on the Standard edition shop page where you will be able to purchase directly from the website.

Standard Edition Delivery Details

Shipping and handling of £25 UK or £55 Worldwide.

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 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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