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if funded, this is the first full illustrated oversize book of Jules Vernes classic, with 575 pictures, in 150 years. one pic per page.
Thankyou to  everyone who helped bring this book into existence, it couldn't of been made without you. YOU DID IT!  Thankyou again from the bottom of my heart....Gary.
Thankyou to  everyone who helped bring this book into existence, it couldn't of been made without you. YOU DID IT!  Thankyou again from the bottom of my heart....Gary.
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Hello, I am here today, presenting my lifes work. a book illustrated to look like the beautiful books from two centuries ago. the ones illustrated to the maximum with fine etchings, and illuminated chapter headings

I released a short run of the book at the beginning of the year. I had just put together 571 illustrations and proof-read 714 pages,for the last two years to make sure it was near perfect. I had some experience as a book printer early on.

All my savings and some of my sons went into an expensive print run of 100 books. All the books were on sale and all the books sold. No profit was made after the high costs and amazons fees, but then a miracle happened. It achieved a perfect 5 star rating. All reviews from all around the world were calling it a masterpiece. I was still aware of its little imperfections and set about fixing them and here i am now with a new improved hardback, paperback and large illustrated art prints, showing you how i set to create a beautiful book, timeless, like the old books from a 100 years ago. pictures to amaze and put the viewer in the heart of the scene, and yet never lose sight of the masterful writing of Jules Verne.

the oversized Hardback
the oversized Hardback

 

The oversized Paperback
The oversized Paperback

 

Extra large luxury artprints
Extra large luxury artprints

All of the paper printed on in the books are sourced from 100% sustainable forests

 

 

the single artprint reward
the single artprint reward

 

the 5 luxury artprints reward
the 5 luxury artprints reward

 

the 10 luxury artprints reward
the 10 luxury artprints reward

 

the 20 luxury artprints reward
the 20 luxury artprints reward

 

the 30 luxury artprints reward
the 30 luxury artprints reward

All of the 575 pictures in the book are of this quality and detail.

more detailed inspection of the prints can be seen in the sample montage pics below, and also here is what Amazon customers had to say about my first release early in 2017

reviews on the first edition attempt
reviews on the first edition attempt

 

the top review by a fellow author
the top review by a fellow author

Here are 13 montages

a small variety of pictures from the book

 

 

 

 

my initial sketch, before inking in and loss of the sketch forever
my initial sketch, before inking in and loss of the sketch forever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you like what you see, please support me.

This was the hardest thing i have ever created, and a labour of love. an epic work for an epic story, and in a fashion no longer seen any more. one quarter of a century (half my life)

Gary Burley (illustrator)

Risks and challenges

The risks are creating a 700 page book, proof-reading it, and working with the printers.

The first edition hardback came out early 2017, but could have been improved and some newer artwork added. Something that has now happened for this release. also during this time I discovered the actual shipping costs for most of the world, for a large sized 2.5kilo book (after shipping to 12 different countries), and have put the reallistic cost of shipping an unusually large book

The paperbacks and artprints have never been published. The challenge is to raise enough to make printing affordable

future challenges will be trying to ship to everyone that has invested on this project on time.

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