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Letterpress printed and hand bound book celebrating one of Agatha Christie's most loved mysteries.
Letterpress printed and hand bound book celebrating one of Agatha Christie's most loved mysteries.
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TLDR: We are publishing the ultimate edition of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, DEATH ON THE NILE — the first ever fine press edition. Over the course of the campaign a Mystery will unfold for you to solve. A one-of-a-kind prize volume that money can't buy will be awarded to the first person who cracks the puzzle and prizes may be given to ALL backers to reward participation in the project and help us break new frontiers on Kickstarter. 

Presenting DEATH ON THE NILE — A handmade, limited edition from Thornwillow Press.
Presenting DEATH ON THE NILE — A handmade, limited edition from Thornwillow Press.

The Thornwillow Edition of Agatha Christie's DEATH ON THE NILE

Having written more than 70 novels, 14 short story collections, as well as the longest running play in history, Agatha Christie is the most widely read author of all time. Her murder mysteries, above all, brought her fame and have endured in the public consciousness for nearly a century, earning her the undisputed title of the Queen of Crime. The popularity of these novels is no real mystery at all. As Dame Agatha Christie wrote in her introduction to Death on the Nile, “If detective stories are ‘escape literature’ (and why shouldn’t they be!) the reader can escape to sunny skies and blue water as well as to crime in the confines of an armchair.”

Yet for all that she has been celebrated, with television, film, and even video game adaptations of her work, she is not the household name that she once was. Now, we aim to honor her legacy, and shine a spotlight once again on the enduring brilliance of her work. It is with great pleasure that we announce that Thornwillow Press, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s family and estate, is publishing the first ever fine press edition of one of her most iconic works—Death on the Nile.

Like all of Thornwillow's books, DEATH ON THE NILE will be printed letterpress and hand bound in limited numbers. Please help us create the most beautiful edition of Agatha Christie's masterpiece ever.
Like all of Thornwillow's books, DEATH ON THE NILE will be printed letterpress and hand bound in limited numbers. Please help us create the most beautiful edition of Agatha Christie's masterpiece ever.

A bibliographic excavation...

We are joined by archaeologist and crime fiction scholar Dr. A.T. Reyes of Groton and Oxford University. With a brand new original monograph and exquisitely reproduced collection of maps and ephemera from Christie’s travels, Dr. Reyes is our guide as we walk in the footsteps of the great Queen of Crime through a world of ancient tombs, evil curses, and archaeological discovery. For after all, what is an archaeologist but a reader and detective of the ancient past? 

Celebrated archaeologist and crime fiction scholar Dr. A.T. Reyes of Groton and Oxford University presents the novel in the context of Christie's life... and has created a mystery puzzle to test our sleuthing skills.
Celebrated archaeologist and crime fiction scholar Dr. A.T. Reyes of Groton and Oxford University presents the novel in the context of Christie's life... and has created a mystery puzzle to test our sleuthing skills.

The novel stars Hercule Poirot, the archetypal detective and one of Christie’s most beloved and enduring characters. As Sophie Hannah, best-selling author and scholar of crime fiction describes him, Poirot is “a miraculous blend of opposites. He is the perfect memorable caricature, with his luxuriant moustaches, egg-shaped head and fussy ways ... but he is also a real person with depth, and past pain, and a third dimension that will forever remain hidden, which makes us believe in its presence all the more.” Of the more than 30 Poirot novels, Death on the Nile is among the best. Upon its release in 1937, The New York Times Book Review wrote “You have the right to expect great things… and you will not be disappointed.” 

We are offering DEATH ON THE NILE in a number of different versions — from copies bound in letterpress paper wrappers, half-cloth, half-leather, and full-leather as well as a few very special collector bindings. All of the half-leather and full-leather copies are individually hand-numbered and signed by Dr. Reyes and Luke Ives Pontifell.
We are offering DEATH ON THE NILE in a number of different versions — from copies bound in letterpress paper wrappers, half-cloth, half-leather, and full-leather as well as a few very special collector bindings. All of the half-leather and full-leather copies are individually hand-numbered and signed by Dr. Reyes and Luke Ives Pontifell.

“Christie’s books are so much more than great puzzles,” said Sophie Hannah, best-selling author and scholar of crime fiction, “Each of her novels demonstrates a profound understanding of people–how they think, feel and behave–all delivered in her crisp, elegant, addictively readable style.” 

Over the ensuing decades, the popularity of the novel has never waned. Death on the Nile has gone on to inspire countless stage, radio, television, and movie adaptations; it has even been made into a computer game and a graphic novel. In 2017, it was announced that 20th Century Fox is developing Death on the Nile as a sequel to their film adaptation of Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, with the great actor and director Kenneth Branagh returning as Hercule Poirot.

The edition features maps, photographs, artifacts and ephemera from Agatha Christie's travels in Egypt with her archaeologist husband that also set the stage for the novel.
The edition features maps, photographs, artifacts and ephemera from Agatha Christie's travels in Egypt with her archaeologist husband that also set the stage for the novel.

A MYSTERY for you to solve. A Spectacular PRIZE to Win:

Over the course of the campaign a Mystery will unfold for you to solve. Created by Dr. Reyes, we present this mystery to connect you to and celebrate the spirit and legacy of Agatha Christie. 

A magnificent, one-of-a-kind prize volume that money can't buy will be awarded to the first person to crack the puzzle. But take note... the spirit of the contest is the more the merrier!

There will be prizes for ALL backers that reward participation. Join the contest. Get the word out. Invite others to take a shot. Build your crack team. Work in groups. The more who get involved, the more rewards there will be for everyone. Help us break new frontiers on Kickstarter.

THE MYSTERY CONTEST is open to all. Over the course of the campaign, 21 clues will be revealed. They will be sent to all people backing and following the project and will be posted on the project page and on Thornwillow's website. Anyone, regardless of whether you back the project or not, is eligible to win the grand prize. Additional rewards will be given to all backers of the project based on participation in the mystery and the success of the project.
THE MYSTERY CONTEST is open to all. Over the course of the campaign, 21 clues will be revealed. They will be sent to all people backing and following the project and will be posted on the project page and on Thornwillow's website. Anyone, regardless of whether you back the project or not, is eligible to win the grand prize. Additional rewards will be given to all backers of the project based on participation in the mystery and the success of the project.

STRETCH GOALS:

GET 250 PARTICIPANTS BEFORE THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN (August 8, 2019 at 11:55PM New York Time) AND WE WILL RELEASE THE ANSWER TO A SECOND CLUE.

AND/OR... 

IF THE CAMPAIGN BREAKS $100,000 WE WILL POST WHETHER TO USE THE FIRST OR THE LAST LETTER FROM EACH CLUE'S ONE-WORD-ANSWER.

Here are the parameters for THE THORNWILLOW DEATH ON THE NILE MYSTERY:

  • Each clue leads to a one-word answer. Some are more difficult than others. All clues have to do either with Archaeology or with Agatha Christie.
  • There are 21 clues in all and therefore 21 one-word answers.
  • Take EITHER the first OR the last letter of each of these words. These 21 letters will then unscramble to form three words.
  • What links these three words?

HERE ARE ALL 21 CLUES:

  • CLUE 21: The best will include an Egyptian city 
  • CLUE 20: Sounds like goodbye in part of old Ethiopia 
  • CLUE 19: Witness’ suspect is a rodent 
  • CLUE 18: Heaviness in Mary’s novel (14 Correct / 17 Submitted)
  • CLUE 17: Christie’s man “who knows about money” with “over-large very white teeth” (16 Correct / 22 Submitted)
  • CLUE 16: Egyptian temple site derived from Arabic “fortress” (19 Correct / 32 Submitted)
  • CLUE 15: Hastings’ favourite issue (21 Correct / 25 Submitted)
  • CLUE 14: “Dear love, I have your ------- and your heart” (5 Correct / 17 Submitted) = promisE
  • CLUE 13: To a Sister, there is, within, respite from the desert (15 Correct / 31 Submitted)
  • CLUE 12: Jessica and Jane share the same name? Not the first one!  (21 Correct / 37 Submitted)
  • CLUE 11: A likely name for a Christie maid (10 Correct / 57 Submitted)
  • CLUE 10: Common ground for a lighthouse and a library (44 Correct / 54 Submitted)
  • CLUE 9: Whither they came (46 Correct / 57 Submitted)
  • CLUE 8: What Christie’s portrait was (58 Correct / 60 Submitted)
  • CLUE 7: Egypt’s most famous stone (66 Correct / 70 Submitted)
  • CLUE 6: Jordan’s most famous rock (63 Correct / 63 Submitted)
  • CLUE 5: What P, a foreign character, is (9 Correct / 86 Submitted)
  • CLUE 4: Writer of “The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side” (39 Correct / 109 Submitted)
  • CLUE 3: A mound, say? (51 Correct / 81 Submitted)
  • CLUE 2: Old Alexandria? (79 Correct / 118 Submitted)
  • CLUE 1: Christie’s fruity secretary (117 Correct / 167 Submitted)

NOTE: 

The number of correct submissions and total submitted is as of 1pm New York Time on August 2, 2019. 

The number of submitted answers are not necessarily from unique participants  

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS

The PRIZE Book:

This precious volume is worth many thousands of dollars, but money cannot buy it. Only one will ever exist. This spectacular prize book will be stored at the press until the mystery is solved, at which time it will be presented to the winner. 

It is bound in Scarlet full leather and hand-marbled end papers. It is hand tooled in genuine gold, set with a cabochon opal, and is presented in a suede-lined clamshell box. Only one copy will be made exclusively for the first person who solves the mystery. 

THE PRIZE BOOK will be awarded to the first person who answers all of the questions correctly. The Prize Book is bound in Scarlet full leather. It features hand-marbled end papers and is hand tooled in genuine gold. It is set with an opal cabochon and is presented in a suede lined clamshell box.  Only one copy will ever exist.
THE PRIZE BOOK will be awarded to the first person who answers all of the questions correctly. The Prize Book is bound in Scarlet full leather. It features hand-marbled end papers and is hand tooled in genuine gold. It is set with an opal cabochon and is presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Only one copy will ever exist.

How our books are made:

All of the design, printing, and binding are done at Thornwillow in our workshops in Newburgh, New York. We are perhaps the only fine press publisher in the world to unite these related arts and crafts of the written word under one roof, and we are committed to teaching and perpetuating them for readers today and for years to come.

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We start with a beautiful layout.  The text is set using classical ratios of type to page, giving each book luxurious margins and elegant proportions.  

We set the type with an eye towards proportion and scale.
We set the type with an eye towards proportion and scale.

Once the book is laid out, the text is printed letterpress on our Heidelberg Cylinder Press. The type is literally pressed into the heavy archival stock, so that you can feel the letters as you run your fingers across the page. This is an ancient art—the same process by which Johannes Gutenberg printed his books 500 years ago.

The pages are printed letterpress on our Heidelberg flatbed cylinder press. You can feel each letter as you run your fingers across the page.
The pages are printed letterpress on our Heidelberg flatbed cylinder press. You can feel each letter as you run your fingers across the page.

Each book is then folded into eight page signatures, collated and sewn together. 

The books are sewn into "signatures" which assures their durability and makes them open more easily for a beautiful reading experience.
The books are sewn into "signatures" which assures their durability and makes them open more easily for a beautiful reading experience.

The books are then bound by hand by our master craftsmen, who create the highest quality bindings in the world.

The binding of every volume is made by hand at the press. At Thornwillow we are committed to teaching and perpetuating the arts and crafts of the written word.
The binding of every volume is made by hand at the press. At Thornwillow we are committed to teaching and perpetuating the arts and crafts of the written word.
The skills involved in gold tooling and decorating a leather binding take years of practice.
The skills involved in gold tooling and decorating a leather binding take years of practice.

 THE EDITION: 

We are offering Death on the Nile in four distinct bindings: letterpress printed paper wrappers, half cloth and letterpress boards, half Morocco and handmade paste papers, and magnificent full leather. Each copy will also include a letterpress printed list of subscribers in recognition of their generous support and to let future generations of readers know how this book was made possible.

Death on the Nile is Christie at her best. Whether you are a Christie fan, a mystery reader, or a collector, the Thornwillow edition of this great novel is the one to own.

THE BINDINGS:

Paper Wrapper  |  $95  |  Edition limited to 100 more than backed

The Letterpress Paper Wrapper Edition
The Letterpress Paper Wrapper Edition

Half-Cloth  |  $195  |  Edition limited to 100 more than backed

Bound in cloth with letterpress printed boards
Bound in cloth with letterpress printed boards

Half-Leather  |  Starting at $595  |  Edition limited to 25 more than backed

Bound in half-leather with handmade pastepaper boards. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box
Bound in half-leather with handmade pastepaper boards. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: The first Thirty backers of Half-Leather will receive a complimentary copy of our "Mystery, Magic & Maps" Broadside Slipcase featuring 3 Broadside Portfolios each with 10 letterpress printed broadsides including Literary Riddles, Fingerprints, and The Curse of Arthur Conan Doyle among many others.  

We are giving a copy of our "Mystery, Magic & Maps" Portfolio Slipcase to the first 30 backers of the Half leather tier.  The Portfolio Slipcase includes THIRTY letterpress printed broadsides.
We are giving a copy of our "Mystery, Magic & Maps" Portfolio Slipcase to the first 30 backers of the Half leather tier. The Portfolio Slipcase includes THIRTY letterpress printed broadsides.

The Archaeologist's Notebook: A Special Reward Exclusively for our steady supporters on Patreon

We are pleased to give all of our monthly supporters on Patreon (at the "10pt Garamond" level or higher) a handmade notebook with any version of Death on the Nile that they back. This notebook is sewn, uses the same heavy archival stock of our fine press editions, and features a letterpress printed paper wrapper based on the cover pattern of Death on the Nile. If you are not yet a supporter of Thornwillow on Patreon, it is not too late. Sign up at www.patreon.com/thornwillow  any time during this campaign to receive your bonus reward.

The Archaeologist's Notebook: If you are a supporter of Thornwillow on Patreon at the "10pt Garamond" level or higher, you will receive this handmade notebook with any book that you back on this project.
The Archaeologist's Notebook: If you are a supporter of Thornwillow on Patreon at the "10pt Garamond" level or higher, you will receive this handmade notebook with any book that you back on this project.

Deluxe Half-Leather: Tomb Raider Archaeologist's Edition  |  $995  |  Only twelve available, out of an edition of eighteen.

The six reserved copies of this edition are currently being held for archival collections.

The Tomb Raider - Archaeologist's Edition is bound in Half-Calf and hand marble cover boards made especially for this edition. It is tooled in genuine gold and presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather label. Only 12 copies are available.
The Tomb Raider - Archaeologist's Edition is bound in Half-Calf and hand marble cover boards made especially for this edition. It is tooled in genuine gold and presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather label. Only 12 copies are available.

Full-Leather: Felucca |  $1,500  |  Only nine available, out of an edition of twelve.

The 3 reserved copies of this edition are currently being held for archival collections. 

The Felucca Edition: Bound in Nile Blue Full-Leather with pastepaper end papers. Hand tooled in genuine gold. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Only 9 available.
The Felucca Edition: Bound in Nile Blue Full-Leather with pastepaper end papers. Hand tooled in genuine gold. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Only 9 available.

Deluxe Full-Leather: Sphynx |  $2,000  |  Only 6 available, out of an edition of 9.

The 3 reserved copies of this edition are currently being held for archival collections.

The Sphinx Edition: Bound in Terracotta Full-Leather with hand-marbled end papers. Hand tooled in genuine gold. Set with three lapis lazuli cabochons. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Only 6 available.
The Sphinx Edition: Bound in Terracotta Full-Leather with hand-marbled end papers. Hand tooled in genuine gold. Set with three lapis lazuli cabochons. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Only 6 available.

BONUS REWARD - BLAST FROM THE PAST - MOON LANDING COMMEMORATION - 3 Walter Cronkite books released from our Archives

 Walter Cronkite's REMEMBERING THE MOON and Deluxe Full-Leather: Scarab |  $2,500  |  Only 3 available, out of an edition of 6. 

 30 years ago to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first Moon Landing, Thornwillow published REMEMBERING THE MOON with Walter Cronkite. This book has long been out of print, but we are releasing 3 copies of the full cloth binding from our archives to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing and will give them to the three backers of the Scarab Deluxe Full Leather edition of DEATH ON THE NILE. 

Released from our archives are 3 copies of Walter Cronkite's REMEMBERING THE MOON which we published 30 years ago to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first Moon Landing. We will GIVE one to each of the Kickstarter backers of the Scarab edition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.
Released from our archives are 3 copies of Walter Cronkite's REMEMBERING THE MOON which we published 30 years ago to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first Moon Landing. We will GIVE one to each of the Kickstarter backers of the Scarab edition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.

REMEMBERING THE MOON was set in monotype Poliphilus and printed letterpress. These copies are bound in full cloth and feature original illustrations by Irena Martens. 

The Scarab Edition: Bound in Black Full-Leather with hand-marbled end papers. Hand tooled in genuine gold. Set with two cabochon carnelians. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Only 3 available.  The 3 reserved copies of the Scarab edition are currently being held for archival collections.
The Scarab Edition: Bound in Black Full-Leather with hand-marbled end papers. Hand tooled in genuine gold. Set with two cabochon carnelians. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Only 3 available. The 3 reserved copies of the Scarab edition are currently being held for archival collections.

Deluxe Full-Leather: Horus |  $3,500  |  Only 1 available, out of an edition of 2.

The one reserved copy of this edition is currently being held for archival collections.

The Horus Edition: Bound in Yellow Full-Leather with hand-marbled end papers. Hand tooled in genuine gold. Set with a cabochon ruby.Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Only 1 available.
The Horus Edition: Bound in Yellow Full-Leather with hand-marbled end papers. Hand tooled in genuine gold. Set with a cabochon ruby.Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Only 1 available.

Deluxe Full-Leather: Anubis with Millennial Cities Print Portfolio | $4,000  |  Only 3 sets available.

If you back The Deluxe Full-Leather: Anubis with Millennial Cities Print Portfolio you will receive TWO incredibly rare Thornwillow publications. First is the special binding of Death on the Nile bound in full sand leather, hand tooled in genuine gold and set with a cabochon garnet. Second, you will receive a copy of our Millennial Cities portfolio of photogravure prints that present some of the earliest photographic images of the ancient world. We are making these three copies from this edition available at a very special price when combined with this project to help our best subscribers add important titles to their Thornwillow collections and to help us raise funds to support our Thornwillow Institute and Makers Village project. thornwillowinstitute.org.

The Anubis Edition: Bound in Sand Full-Leather with hand-marbled end papers. Hand tooled in genuine gold. Set with a genuine cabochon garnet. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Comes with Millennial Cities photogravure portfolio. Only 3 sets available.
The Anubis Edition: Bound in Sand Full-Leather with hand-marbled end papers. Hand tooled in genuine gold. Set with a genuine cabochon garnet. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Comes with Millennial Cities photogravure portfolio. Only 3 sets available.

Millennial Cities features hand-printed photogravures of some of the earliest images of  Cairo, Beirut, Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Constantinople presented in a half-leather and pastepaper portfolio along with essays by Harvard University archaeologist Dr. Carney Gavin about the 19th Century photographers and the ancient cities in a half-leather bound volume, all presented in a suede lined clamshell box. 

Millennial Cities features 10 hand-printed photogravure prints of the ancient world presented with essays by Harvard University archaeologist Dr. Carney Gavin. This was one of the most ambitious projects Thornwillow has ever undertaken and remains one of the rarest and most special of the press. Click the image above to learn more about this edition on our website.
Millennial Cities features 10 hand-printed photogravure prints of the ancient world presented with essays by Harvard University archaeologist Dr. Carney Gavin. This was one of the most ambitious projects Thornwillow has ever undertaken and remains one of the rarest and most special of the press. Click the image above to learn more about this edition on our website.

Super Deluxe Full-Leather: Nile River Boat with Agatha Christie GENUINE AUTOGRAPH  |  $5,000  |  Only 1 available, Edition of one.

This unique volume is bound in blue full leather and hand-marbled endpaper. It is elaborately hand tooled in genuine gold with the image of a nile river boat and presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label. This one-of-a-kind volume will also include a photograph portrait of Agatha Christie among her books and a GENUINE Agatha Christie autograph.

The Nile River Boat Edition: Bound in Blue Full-Leather with hand-marbled end papers. Hand tooled in genuine gold. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Comes with a portrait photograph of Agatha Christie among her books and a genuine Agatha Christie Autograph. Only 1 available.
The Nile River Boat Edition: Bound in Blue Full-Leather with hand-marbled end papers. Hand tooled in genuine gold. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Comes with a portrait photograph of Agatha Christie among her books and a genuine Agatha Christie Autograph. Only 1 available.
This unique, one of a kind volume includes this portrait of Agatha Christie among her books and...
This unique, one of a kind volume includes this portrait of Agatha Christie among her books and...
... and a genuine Agatha Christie autograph. There is only ONE copy of this unique full-leather binding with these unique artifacts. By subscribing to this very special copy, you are not only securing the rarest version of the edition for your collection, you are also dramatically supporting Thornwillow's mission.
... and a genuine Agatha Christie autograph. There is only ONE copy of this unique full-leather binding with these unique artifacts. By subscribing to this very special copy, you are not only securing the rarest version of the edition for your collection, you are also dramatically supporting Thornwillow's mission.

About Thornwillow Press:

Thornwillow Press was founded in 1985 by Luke Ives Pontifell, when he was just 16. During college he ran the press from his Harvard dorm room and the barn at his parents’ 18th century farm in Western Massachusetts. Over the years, Thornwillow has grown to become one of the preeminent fine presses in the world. Thornwillow has published the original works of John Updike, President Barack Obama, James Merrill, and more. Thornwillow publications can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the Morgan Library, the Vatican, and the Bodleian Library at Oxford, among many others.  

Thornwillow books are collected by individuals and institutions the world over. They are heirlooms that appreciate in value and are made to last for generations.
Thornwillow books are collected by individuals and institutions the world over. They are heirlooms that appreciate in value and are made to last for generations.

To learn more about Thornwillow Press please visit thornwillow.com. To learn more about the work of the Thornwillow Institute and Makers Village — a 501(c)3 public charity committed to supporting craft, culture and community — and how you can help support our mission, please visit thornwillowinstitute.org.

Founded in 1985 by Luke Ives Pontifell, Thornwillow Press is dedicated to perpetuating the related arts and crafts of the written word.
Founded in 1985 by Luke Ives Pontifell, Thornwillow Press is dedicated to perpetuating the related arts and crafts of the written word.

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    Receive your copy of DEATH ON THE NILE bound in half-leather and handmade paste paper boards. It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label. Each copy is individually numbered and signed, and your name will be included on the subscribers list.

    Edition limited to 25 more than backed.

    SUPER-EARLY BIRD: The first thirty half-leather backers will receive a copy of "MYSTERY, MAGIC & MAPS" Portfolio Slipcase, a collection of 30 Broadsides presented in an engraved slipcase holding three letterpress printed broadside portfolios.

    Includes:
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    Half-Leather

    Receive a book and a Broadside Portfolio Slipcase.

    Your copy of DEATH ON THE NILE is bound in half-leather and handmade pastepaper boards. It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label. Each copy is individually numbered and signed, and your name will be included on the subscribers list.

    Edition limited to 25 more than backed.

    ALL backers at this tier will receive a copy of the "MYSTERY, MAGIC & MAPS" Portfolio Slipcase, a collection of 30 Broadsides presented in an engraved slipcase holding three letterpress printed broadside portfolios.

    Includes:
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    Half-Calf: TOMB RAIDER

    Receive your copy of DEATH ON THE NILE bound in half-calf and hand-marbled boards made especially for the edition. These bindings are modeled on the leather bound volumes of the early 20th Century that would have accompanied archeologists on an excavation.

    Each copy will be individually signed and numbered. Your name will be featured prominently on the subscribers list.

    Presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled spine label and comes with a paper-wrapper reading copy.

    Only nine copies available.

    Includes:
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    Full-Leather: FELUCCA

    Receive your copy of DEATH ON THE NILE bound in full Nile blue Morocco. The cover is stamped in gold with an Egyptian sail boat design. Each copy is individually numbered and signed, and your name will be included prominently on the subscribers list.

    Presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled spine label and comes with a paper-wrapper reading copy.

    Only nine copies available.

    Includes:
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    Deluxe Full-Leather: SPHYNX

    Receive your copy of DEATH ON THE NILE bound in full terracotta Morocco, gold tooled, and set with three lapis lazuli cabochon jewels. Each copy will be individually signed and numbered. Your name will be featured prominently on the subscribers list.

    Presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label and comes with a paper-wrapper reading copy.

    Only six copies available.

    Includes:
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    Leather Collector: Great Women Writers

    Get three Thornwillow books, all bound in half leather and paste paper boards featuring great works by three great women writers.

    DEATH ON THE NILE by Agatha Christie

    FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley

    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen

    Each book is signed, numbered, and presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label. Your name will be included on the DEATH ON THE NILE subscribers list.

    Only five sets available.

    Includes:
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    • Frankenstein | Half-leather
    • Pride & Prejudice | Half-leather
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    SCARAB & REMEMBERING THE MOON

    BLAST FROM THE PAST

    Deluxe Full Leather: Scarab AND Remembering the Moon, by Walter Cronkite

    Receive your copy of DEATH ON THE NILE bound in full black Morocco, gold tooled, and set with two red carnelian cabochon jewels. Each copy will be individually signed and numbered. Your name will be featured prominently on the subscribers list. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label and comes with a paper-wrapper reading copy.

    AND

    A copy of REMEMBERING THE MOON by Walter Cronkite bound in full cloth published in 1989 and released from our archives to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon Landing.

    Only three sets available.

    Includes:
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    Deluxe Full-Leather: HORUS

    Receive your copy of DEATH ON THE NILE bound in full yellow Morocco, hand tooled and set with a ruby cabochon jewel. Each copy will be individually signed and numbered. Your name will be featured prominently on the subscribers list.

    Presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label and comes with a paper-wrapper reading copy.

    Only one copy available.

    Includes:
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    Deluxe Full-Leather: ANUBIS & MILLENNIAL

    Receive 2 Thornwillow publications. Your copy of DEATH ON THE NILE and the MILLENNIAL CITIES Portfolio of Photogravure Prints are both signed and numbered. Your name will be featured prominently on the DEATH ON THE NILE subscribers list.

    Your copy of DEATH ON THE NILE is bound in full sand Morocco, gold tooled, and set with a cabochon garnet. It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label.

    The MILLENNIAL CITIES Portfolio of prints consists of a collection of 10 photogravures of Cairo, Jerusalem, Beirut, Medina, Mecca, Constantinople, and Bethlehem. These images, captured by photographers and archeologists more than 100 years ago preserve a window through which the modern world can glimpse these ancient cities that were the birthplaces of modern culture. The essays by Dr. Carney Gavin are letterpress printed and bound in sand half-leather with pastepaper boards. The set is presented in a suede lined clamshell box.

    Only three sets available.

    Includes:
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    • Millennial Cities | A Portfolio of Prints
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    Cloth Collector: MYSTERIES

    Get two Thornwillow books and a Broadside Portfolio Slipcase. The books are bound in half cloth, with letterpress printed boards.

    DEATH ON THE NILE by Agatha Christie

    SHERLOCK HOLMES by Arthur Conan Doyle

    MYSTERY, MAGIC & MAPS" A Broadside Portfolio Slipcase

    Each book is signed and numbered, and your name will be included on the DEATH ON THE NILE subscribers list.

    Includes:
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    • Sherlock Holmes | Half-cloth
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    NILE RIVER BOAT with AUTOGRAPH

    Super Deluxe Full-Leather - One of a Kind

    Receive your copy of DEATH ON THE NILE bound in full dark blue Morocco, gold tooled with a Nile Riverboat motif (front & back cover). The volume is individually signed and numbered and your name will be featured prominently on the subscribers list.

    It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label and comes with a paper-wrapper reading copy.

    THIS COPY INCLUDES a genuine Agatha Christie autograph and an iconic photograph of the queen of crime among her books.

    Only one copy available.

    Includes:
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    • Agatha Christie Photo- and Autograph
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