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    Aim the "Canon" for 2020

    By pledging as little as $1 you will be able to participate in helping us select titles for 2020 and be eligible for prizes if you are the first to suggest the winning titles. The more participants, the more significant the end of campaign polling will be. Help us get to 1000 participants !!!!

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    A Writers Life and Work | Broadside

    For your support, receive "A Writer's Life and Work" broadside of musings on writing. Letterpress printed on heavy archival stock.

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    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    "All the World's A Stage"

    For your support, receive a limited edition poster of William Shakespeare's iconic "All the World's A Stage" speech from As You Like It (Act II, Scene VII). This poster is printed letterpress on heavy archival stock and measures 16 x 21.

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    • All the World's A Stage | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

    For your support receive a limited edition poster of Robert Frost's iconic poem "The Road Not Taken." It is printed letterpress in scarlet ink on heavy archival stock and measures 16 x 21.

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    • The Road Not Taken | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    "A Paradise for Books"

    For your support, receive a limited edition poster of "A Paradise for Books" printed letterpress on heavy archival stock in FOUR colors. It measures 16 x 21 inches. Show that you Celebrate the Written Word.

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    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Paste Paper Making Kit

    Bring the Makers Village home to you! With this PASTE PAPER MAKING KIT, you can learn how we create the beautiful, hand-made paste papers used on our books. Then, just add water and any acrylic paint to create your own to bind a journal, wrap a gift, or make a cover for your favorite book.

    Includes our signature premixed paste formula, paper, and instructions.

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    • Paste Paper Making Kit
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Makers Village Poster Trilogy

    For your support receive three limited edition letterpress printed posters that proclaim your celebration of the written word.

    The Makers Village Poster Trilogy includes: Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken", William Shakespeare's "All the World's a Stage", and our own four color "Paradise for Books" AND "A Writer's Life and Work" letterpress broadside.

    Each poster measures 16 x 21 inches and is printed on heavy archival stock.

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    • The Road Not Taken | Letterpress Poster
    • All the World's A Stage | Letterpress Poster
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Philip K. Dick | Dispatch Test Drive

    For your support, receive the January installment of the Thornwillow Dispatch — featuring Philip K. Dick's short story "The Eyes Have It" as well as a delightful collection of finely printed goods for your study — AND "A Writer's Life and Work" letterpress broadside AND "A Paradise for Books" limited edition, letterpress printed poster.

    Our hope is that you will enjoy your dispatch so much that you will want to subscribe on an ongoing basis.

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    • "The Eyes Have It" | January 2020 Thornwillow Dispatch
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Philip K. Dick | Dispatch 3 Month Whirl

    For your support, receive 3 Months of the Thornwillow Dispatch starting with the January Dispatch featuring Philip K. Dick's "The Eyes Have It" as well as a delightful assortment of finely printed goods for your study. You will receive the next Dispatch in February and the last installment in March. We will keep you in suspense about the contents of the second and third months, as the Thornwillow Dispatch is meant to surprise and delight.

    With this tier, you will also receive "A Paradise for Books" limited edition letterpress poster AND "A Writer's Life and Work" letterpress broadside.

    The Thornwillow Dispatch is also a perfect gift. Pledge for this tier and have us ship the three installments to a lucky friend.

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    • "The Eyes Have It" | January 2020 Thornwillow Dispatch
    • The Thornwillow Dispatch | February 2020
    • The Thornwillow Dispatch | March 2020
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Thornwillow Dispatch | Collector's Tier

    Receive 7 past Dispatch publications, the full January Dispatch "The Eyes Have It" by Philip K. Dick with all the usual goods for your study, "A Writer's Life and Work" Letterpress Broadside, and the limited edition letterpress poster "A Paradise for Books".

    Includes:
    • "The Eyes Have It" | January 2020 Thornwillow Dispatch
    • "All Alike" by Adam Gopnik
    • "An Imposition of Whales" by Herman Melville
    • "A Question of Utility" by Benjamin Franklin
    • "Dracula's Guest" by Bram Stoker
    • "The Mark on the Wall" by Virginia Woolf
    • "2BR02B" by Kurt Vonnegut
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Thornwillow Dispatch | Season 2020

    For your support, receive the Thornwillow Dispatch every month for the whole of 2020 starting with the January Dispatch featuring Philip K. Dick's "The Eyes Have It" as well as a delightful assortment of finely printed goods for your study. You will receive another Dispatch every month through December 2020. We will keep you in suspense about the contents of the subsequent months as the Thornwillow Dispatch is meant to surprise and delight.

    With this tier you will also receive "A Paradise for Books" limited edition letterpress poster AND "A Writer's Life and Work" letterpress broadside.

    The Thornwillow Dispatch is a perfect gift. Pledge for this tier and have us ship the monthly installments to a lucky friend.

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    • Thornwillow Dispatch | 2020 Season
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Almost EARLY BIRD Dispatch | Season 2020

    For your support, receive the Thornwillow Dispatch every month for the whole of 2020 starting with the January Dispatch featuring Philip K. Dick's "The Eyes Have It" as well as a delightful assortment of finely printed goods for your study. You will receive another Dispatch every month through December 2020. We will keep you in suspense about the contents of the subsequent months as the Thornwillow Dispatch is meant to surprise and delight.

    With this tier you will also receive "A Paradise for Books" limited edition letterpress poster AND "A Writer's Life and Work" letterpress broadside.

    EARLY BIRD SUBSCRIBERS ALSO RECEIVE ADAM GOPNIK'S ALL ALIKE

    The Thornwillow Dispatch is a perfect gift. Pledge for this tier and have us ship the monthly installments to a lucky friend.

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    • Thornwillow Dispatch | 2020 Season
    • "All Alike" by Adam Gopnik
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Five Thornwillow Classics

    Receive 5 Classic Thornwillow Limited Editions. All are printed letterpress on beautiful archival stock and hand bound in paper wrappers. Each copy is numbered.

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    • The Great Gatsby | Paper Wrapper
    • Death on the Nile | Paper Wrapper
    • The Waste Land | Paper Wrapper
    • Pride and Prejudice | Paper Wrapper
    • The Narrative of Frederick Douglass | Paper Wrapper
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    Letterpress Correspondence Cards

    Receive 100 heavy weight note cards with your name letterpress printed in midnight blue ink and 100 envelopes lined in midnight blue tissue and letterpress printed with your return address. Presented in Thornwillow's signature metal edge archival box. You will be able to select your font during the end of campaign survey.

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    • 100 Custom Letterpress Correspondence Cards & Envelopes
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    Custom Bookplates | Ex Libris

    Receive 300 custom Ex Libris bookplates custom designed for you. Printed letterpress on beautiful archival stock with a crack and peel back. The design and size will be worked out especially for you. We will collect your information for the custom label during the end of campaign survey and work with you to make something very special for your books.

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    • 300 Custom Letterpress Bookplates | Ex Libris
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    Liber Electronicus | IPad/Kindle Case

    Receive a box to hold your IPad or Kindle that is made with the same care and attention as one of our handmade leather books. It has a leather spine and corners and a drawer with a pop up stand to support your device in a convenient reading position... or elegantly display images or video.

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    • Liber Electronicus | IPad/Kindle Box
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    Hand Calligraphed Engraved Place Cards

    Receive 50 hand calligraphed place cards for a special event. Choose one of the many motifs in our collection to be engraved on the top center of the card... provide us with a list of names anytime during 2020 and we will hand calligraph the cards. Please allow three weeks for us to do the custom lettering.

    If you don't need place cards, but instead would like hand lettered labels, bookplates, or gift enclosures.. this is the tier for you.

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    • 50 Custom Calligraphed Cards
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    Cloth Collector

    Receive 3 Classic Thornwillow Limited Editions. Each is printed letterpress on beautiful archival stock and is bound in half cloth. Each copy is individually numbered.

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    • Frankenstein | Half Cloth
    • Inferno | Half Cloth
    • Three War Stories by David Mamet | Half Cloth
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    Custom Bookbinding | Half Cloth

    For your support at this tier, our Master Bookbinders will create a custom binding for you in half-cloth and handmade paste paper boards. At this tier you can choose from: A custom rebinding of your favorite book, a custom handmade portfolio to keep artwork, a custom clamshell box to protect and preserve a cherished book or keep personal artifacts and mementos, or a custom cloth bound sketch book or journal.

    You will also receive "A Paradise for Books" limited edition poster and "A Writer's Life and Work" letterpress broadside.

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    • Custom Book Binding | Half Cloth
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Patron's Dispatch | Season 2020

    For your support, receive the Thornwillow Dispatch PATRON'S EDITION every month for the whole of 2020 starting with the January Dispatch featuring Philip K. Dick's "The Eyes Have It" IN BOTH THE REGULAR AND DELUXE PATRON'S EDITION as well as a delightful assortment of finely printed goods for your study. You will receive another Patron's Dispatch every month through December 2020.

    As a PATRON SUBSCRIBER you support emerging artists and writers. Winners of the Thornwillow Patron's Prize will be published in the Dispatch series and copies will be sent to opinion leaders and important collections with a PATRON'S REGISTER recognizing you as one of the people who helped make the publication possible.

    With this tier you will also receive "A Paradise for Books" limited edition letterpress poster AND "A Writer's Life and Work" letterpress broadside.

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    • Thornwillow Dispatch PATRON's Edition | 2020 Season
    • Your name on the PATRON'S REGISTER
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    EARLY BIRD Patron's Dispatch | 2020

    For your support, receive the Thornwillow Dispatch PATRON'S EDITION every month for the whole of 2020 starting with the January Dispatch featuring Philip K. Dick's "The Eyes Have It" IN BOTH THE REGULAR AND DELUXE PATRON'S EDITION as well as a delightful assortment of finely printed goods for your study. You will receive another Patron's Dispatch every month through December 2020.

    As a PATRON SUBSCRIBER you support emerging artists and writers. Winners of the Thornwillow Patron's Prize will be published in the Dispatch series and copies will be sent to opinion leaders and important collections with a PATRON'S REGISTER recognizing you as one of the people who helped make the publication possible.

    With this tier you will also receive "A Paradise for Books" limited edition letterpress poster AND "A Writer's Life and Work" letterpress broadside.

    EARLY BIRD Subscribers also receive Adam Gopnik's "All Alike".

    Includes:
    • Thornwillow Dispatch PATRON's Edition | 2020 Season
    • Your name on the PATRON'S REGISTER
    • "All Alike" by Adam Gopnik
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Paste Paper Making Workshop

    For your generous support of our mission, we invite you and up to 5 friends to join us during the summer of 2020 for an afternoon in the Makers Village to take part in a Private Paste Paper Making Workshop. Learn how we create the beautiful, hand-made paste papers used in our books and make your own to bring home.

    Use paste paper to cover books, wrap gifts, decorate your home.

    We will serve you lunch at the press.

    Wear old clothes, it can get messy.

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    • Private Paste Paper Making Workshop.
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
    • Tour and Lunch at the press
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    Introduction to Bookbinding Workshop

    For your generous support of our mission, we invite you and up to 5 friends to join us during the summer of 2020 for an afternoon in the Makers Village to take part in a Private Introduction to Bookbinding Workshop. Learn how we create the beautiful, hand-made books and make your own blank book or journal to bring home.

    We will serve you lunch at the press.

    Wear old clothes, it can get messy.

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    • Private Introduction to Bookbinding Workshop
    • Tour and Lunch at the press
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop

    For your generous support of our mission, we invite you and up to 5 friends to join us during the summer of 2020 for an afternoon in the Makers Village to take part in a Private Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop. Do you want to learn the basic strokes of calligraphic arts, or do you want expert guidance in how to improve your own handwriting? Here's your opportunity.

    We will serve you lunch at the press.

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    • Private Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop
    • Tour and Lunch at the press
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Poetry Collector

    Receive 3 iconic Thornwillow publications all bound in half leather and presented in a clamshell box.

    Featuring celebrated poet James Merrill's last works printed on handmade paper and featuring a photogravure portrait by Mariana Cook; and U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand's celebration of Candy with original artwork by Wendy Mark; and our anthology of poetry and prose to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with never before published photographs from the archives at West Poiint.

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    • Last Poems by James Merrill | Half Leather
    • Candy by Mark Strand | Half Leather
    • Beauty is the Beginning of Terror | Half Leather
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    Custom Binding | Half Leather+Clamshell

    Let us transform a cherished book into a treasured heirloom. For your support at this tier, our Master Bookbinders will rebind a book for you in half-leather and handmade paste paper boards and make a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label to protect and preserve it.

    You will also receive "A Paradise for Books" limited edition poster and "A Writer's Life and Work" letterpress broadside.

    Includes:
    • Custom Book Binding | Half Leather + Clamshell Box
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Genesis | King James (Patron Copy)

    Receive your copy of Thornwillow's upcoming edition of GENESIS bound in full antique calf with hand marbled endpapers. The cover and spine are tooled in gold. It is 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 A GENUINE LEAF featuring the opening lines from Genesis from an ORIGINAL edition of The King James Bible.

    We are only making ONE copy of this special version of our edition of Genesis.

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    • Genesis | King James (Patron Copy)
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    Custom Binding | Full Leather+Clamshell

    Let us transform a cherished book into a treasured heirloom. For your support at this tier, our Master Bookbinders will rebind a book for you in FULL LEATHER and make a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label to protect and preserve it.

    You will also receive "A Paradise for Books" limited edition poster and "A Writer's Life and Work" letterpress broadside.

    Includes:
    • Custom Book Binding | Full Leather + Clamshell Box
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Custom Letterpress Poster

    At this tier, we will work with you to design and print a custom, letterpress poster for yourself, a cause you care about, your band, or, well... almost anything! We also invite you to visit the Press during the printing of your poster to learn about the process from our Master Printers and try your hand at the craft as well! Maximum 3 colors. Edition of 200.

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    • Custom Letterpress Poster
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • All the World's A Stage | Letterpress Poster
    • The Road Not Taken | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Name A Shelf in the Bookstore

    At this tier, we will designate a shelf of the new Makers Village Bookstore to be named in your honor. Choose any name—yours or a loved one’s—and commemorate the bond shared between lovers of books all across the globe.

    You will also receive the 2020 Season of the Thornwillow Dispatch Patron's Edition

    Includes:
    • Your Name on a Shelf in the Makers Village Bookstore
    • Thornwillow Dispatch PATRON's Edition | 2020 Season
    • Your name on the PATRON'S REGISTER
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
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    Canon Commander — Sponsor a Dispatch

    Choose a Title. Light the Fuse. Dispatch Sponsors may choose from one of the titles we have pending or work with us to select a title that you feel deserves the Thornwillow treatment in 2020. You will be recognized in the publication and will also receive copies of your title to share with friends.

    Includes:
    • Sponsor's Dedication printed in each copy of the edition
    • 10× copies of the Patrons Edition of the sponsored title
    • 40× copies of the regular Edition of the sponsored title
    • $5000 is a tax deductible contribution to the Institute
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    Custom Limited Edition Chapbook

    Commission Thornwillow to print a collection of poetry, a short story you've written, a collection of family recipes, or any other cherished text in a beautiful, letterpress printed chapbook. At this tier, we will work with you to lay out up to 32 pages of text of your choosing, print it letterpress, and bind in paper wrappers a limited edition of 75 copies.

    Includes:
    • Custom Limited Edition Chapbook
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
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    The Great Gatsby (Patron Copy)

    Only ONE copy will be made of this Art Deco full-leather binding of The Great Gatsby. It is a tour de force work of art uniting incredible craftsmanship with elegant period design.

    The book is bound in black Morocco, with green leather laid into the front, and purple leather laid into the back. It is hand tooled on both sides with 22 karat gold and set with fourteen opals and eighteen emeralds. This unique volume is presented in a clamshell box.

    $5,000 of your pledge is tax deductible in the United States to the full extent of the law.

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    EARLY BIRD Dispatch | Season 2020

    For your support, receive the Thornwillow Dispatch every month for the whole of 2020 starting with the January Dispatch featuring Philip K. Dick's "The Eyes Have It" as well as a delightful assortment of finely printed goods for your study. You will receive another Dispatch every month through December 2020. We will keep you in suspense about the contents of the subsequent months as the Thornwillow Dispatch is meant to surprise and delight.

    With this tier you will also receive "A Paradise for Books" limited edition letterpress poster AND "A Writer's Life and Work" letterpress broadside.

    EARLY BIRD SUBSCRIBERS ALSO RECEIVE ADAM GOPNIK'S ALL ALIKE

    The Thornwillow Dispatch is a perfect gift. Pledge for this tier and have us ship the monthly installments to a lucky friend.

    Includes:
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    • "All Alike" by Adam Gopnik
    • A Paradise for Books | Letterpress Poster
    • A Writer's Life and Work | Broadside
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    Egon Schiele | Portraits

    This portfolio features the work of controversial Austrian artist Egon Schiele. Comprised of 12 authentic facsimiles from the collections of the Neue Galerie New York and the Albertina, Vienna, Egon Schiele: Portraits highlights the startling emotional power and uncanny intimacy of the great artist's portrait pieces.

    Including a preface by Renée Price, Director of Neue Galerie New York, and monograph by Klaus Albrecht Schröder, Director of the Albertina. Printed on archival paper and housed in a suede-lined clamshell box with a tooled leather spine label. Limited edition of 185 copies.

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    Leather Collector

    Receive 3 Classic Thornwillow Limited Editions. Each is printed letterpress on beautiful archival stock and bound in half leather. Each copy is signed and numbered and is presented in a suede lined clamshell box.

    Includes:
    • Pride and Prejudice | Half Leather
    • The Great Gatsby | Half Leather
    • Sherlock Holmes Hexalogy | Half Leather
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