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Numbered Edition

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Oscar Wilde

Numbered Edition

Print Run:
250 copies
Trimmed Page Size:
240 x 170mm
150gsm Zerkall Smooth mould-made paper
Letterpress in black ink throughout, with two colours on the title, half-title and signature pages.
Half-bound in finest, hand polished goatskin. Hand marbled sides.
Tipped in plates with tissue guards, page edges gilded, silk marker ribbon.
Curved edge slipcase with goatskin ends.
Featured artist Gregory Manchess.


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Price includes worldwide express shipping.

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

Numbered Edition Details

Limited to 250 copies.

314 pages.

Trimmed page size – 240 x 170mm.

Signed by Gregory Manchess (artist).

Printed letterpress on 150gsm Zerkall Smooth mould made paper by Phil Abel and Robert Hetherington of Hand and Eye Letterpress. Black ink throughout, with two colours on the title, half title and signature pages.

10 tipped in colour plates with tissue guards, including frontispiece.

The Numbered edition is half-bound in finest, hand polished, burgundy goatskin leather, supplied by Harmatan and Oakridge who are amongst the best book leather tanneries in the world.

Marbled paper is designed and supplied by Freya Scott of Paperwilds.

There are five raised bands to the spine, with lettering and ornament stamped in gold. Lines around the bands are hand tooled in gold.

The book blocks are hand gilded on three edges.

Silk ribbon marker. Leather headcaps are sculpted over the endbands.

This book comes in a curved edge slipcase with black goatskin leather ends. The cloth wrap is foil blocked in gold with a design by Gregory Manchess. Lined with burgundy suede.

Numbered Edition Pre-Order Details

Due to the popularity of our previous title, there is a ‘one copy per household’ rule in place for the first 24 hours of public pre-order. You will be able to add only one item to your basket. If any further orders are placed within the first 24 hours, those orders will be refunded. If there are copies remaining after the first 24 hours (at the time of 6pm GMT on Sunday the 30th January), all limits will be removed and you can order as many as you like. This is to ensure everyone has a fair and even chance at purchasing a copy when the pre-order opens.

Limited to 250 copies. The first 100 copies of this edition were offered to current rights holders at the beginning of January through a private pre-order. The remaining copies of this edition will become available for general sale on Saturday the 29th of January 2022 at 6pm GMT.

Copies 1-150 will carry rights to the next Lyra’s Classics title. Any available rights copies will be randomly allocated among the pool of pre-orders made within the first 24 hours. New rights holders will be notified by email within 48 hours of purchase. Copies 151-250 will not carry rights to future titles. Read more about how rights work.

Numbered Edition Delivery Details

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 included in the price of the books and all items will be sent with express couriers worldwide. This means that the books are in transit for the minimum time possible.

Deliveries within the UK will be sent via a 24 hour courier service. Delivery times elsewhere in the world will vary depending on your location, but we would hope that they will deliver 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.

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.

We will begin binding these books in February 2022 and hope to deliver some time in the second quarter of the year. Updates will be posted on social media and via website subscriber email as we go.

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