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Book Palace Books publishes books that we ourselves are proud to put on our bookshelves. Consequently we take enormous care in all aspects of pre-production, scanning, printing and binding to produce the very best books possible.
We expect to receive a couple of advance copies by the 16th September when we will post more photos. The full shipment arrives around October 10th when all advance orders will be mailed out.
This is an extemely limited edition with only 600 copies of the deluxe edition and 120 copies of the leather slipcased edition. Advance sales have now accounted for well over HALF the print run.
If you are a Bellamy admirer please do not miss out on the opportunity to own the finest British comic strip ever produced. We expect a complete sell out within months.
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illustrators is the new art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of the leading authorities on this important art form.
As well as building into an indispensable reference library, illustrators provides commentary on how the artworks featured are created, giving readers an insight into the creative process, from idea to sketch to painting, and from painting to the image seen by millions.
Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work..
illustrators magazine is available on annual subscription (4 issues) or as separate issues:
King Solomon's Mines
Author: H Rider Haggard, introduction by Steve Holland
Artists: Jesus Blasco, Mike Hubbard, C.L. Doughty, Bill Baker, John Millar Watt (cover)
Publisher: Book Palace Books, 2013 First Edition
Number of pages: 126
Format: Soft Cover; Black & White illustrations
Size: 8" x 12" (210mm x 297mm)
Heros the Spartan
Yes, we have been working on this massive book for over a year and our research and scanning is nearing completion.
The overall size of the book will be the same as our enormous Wulf the Briton by Ron Embleton.
Artist: Frank Bellamy
Author: Tom Tully, Frank Bellamy
Publisher: Book Palace Books
Publication Date: due October 2013
Pages: 272 pages
Size: 11" x 14" (270mm x 360mm)
Format: Hard Cover
Illustrations: Full Colour
Choose from two fabulous editions:
Artist: Denis McLoughlin
Author: David Ashford, edited by Peter Richardson
Publisher: Book Palace Books
Publication Date: August 2012
Pages: 272 pages
Size: 9" x 12" (220mm x 297mm)
Format: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Illustrations: Full Colour
Written by David Ashford, one of McLoughlin's close friends, the book celebrates every aspect of the artist's career, from examples of his earliest work whilst still in uniform to his lengthy association with T.V. Boardman, for whom he produced hundreds of dust jackets for their Bloodhound crime series and their yearly best-selling Buffalo Bill Annual.
The Boardman covers are almost unique in British publishing history as no major publisher relied on a single artist to produce so many of their jackets. But tracking down useable examples has proved to be a long and gruelling process. As Peter says: "We needed high quality scans of all the covers we sought and the logistics of having to carry a scanner and computer to spend a day getting under the feet of a McLoughlin devotee, which would have secured us a reasonable number of scans but by no means all the ones I craved gave us pause for thought. Photographing the books would have been quicker, but the results are light years away from a scan. It simply wasn't an option.".
Hooking up with San Francisco-based collector Mark Terry gave fresh impetus to the book as Mark already had a network of contacts with collectors through his facsimile dustjacket business; the finished book will now contain dozens of examples, carefully restored.
The book contains many examples of McLoughlin's comic strips and a biography by David Ashford, as well as behind-the-scenes photos and examples of his original artwork.
The definitive book and biography of Denis McLouglin, packed with full colour images of his art and a complete bibliography.
The book features reproductions from the surviving original artwork, "pulls" in high quality print, never-before-seen photos chronicling the artist's life and page after page of some of the most stunning artwork ever to see print in the 20th century.
Ron Embleton's Wulf the Briton: The Complete Adventures
All of Ron Embleton's Wulf the Briton stories, gloriously reproduced in colour to the very highest standard and at the same size as they originally apppeared in Express Weekly, with over 300 pages!
Wulf the Briton was without doubt Ron Embleton's comics masterpiece after he took over the strip - which was a single page cover feature on Express Weekly - in 1957.
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The Fleetway Picture Library Index volume 2: The Thriller Libraries
Includes an unprecedented number of reproductions of original cover art and interior art pages, never before seen.
This eagerly awaited book is the second in a series of 3 volumes chronicling the full credits of all Fleetway Picture Libraries and contains a complete index of artists and writers for Thriller Picture Library, Cowboy Picture Library and Super Detective Library.
Every issue is covered as well as the Robin Hood, Kit Carson and Buck Jones Annuals. Packed with colour illustrations of every cover as well as reproductions of cover and interior original art, by Sep Scott, John Millar Watt, Patrick Nicolle, Alex Raymond, Ron Turner, Derek Eyles, Cecil Doughty, HM Brock, Eric Parker, Carlos Roume, Arturo del Castillo, Jesus Blasco, Ferdinando Tacconi, and many more.
Years of research have gone into producing this definitive, luxurious guide to these legendary British comics - truly a collector's treasure.
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Harvey Horrors Collected Works - Chamber of Chills Volume 1
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Wulf The Briton; The Don Lawrence Westerns; Fleetway Picture Library Index
We are immensely grateful for the plaudits we have received for these books - here are just a few from the top of the pile:
"Extraordinary beautiful! Big Size. Wonderful job with the restoration of the Technicolor. The best comic book of the year" [Wulf the Briton]
"Well, you promised they would be worth the wait and never was a truer word said"! [Wulf and The Don Lawrence Westerns]
"Wulf the Briton is literally brilliant to have the entire series as well as the annuals in one place in such sparkling colours is a delight. The Don Lawrence Westerns are a revelation, and the Thriller Libraries book is also downright luxurious."
"My life is complete" [Fleetway Thriller Index]
"These will be collectors' items in the near future" [Wulf the Briton and Don Lawrence Westerns]
"the Wonderful Wulf the Briton & Don Lawrence Westerns ... they are books I'll enjoy and treasure for years"
"my edition of Wulf has arrived and I am speechless - I am going to reply properly ... I never expected anything so original & sumptuous & BIG!!"
"I love WULF, the size and the quality, everything!"
"The repro, the production and the features are all beyond excellent" [Wulf the Briton]