Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Shadow of the Wind

Folio Society Limited Edition

Hardcover

£550.00

This new, unread copy is number 122 out of 500. 

Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s best-selling phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind is beautifully presented as a spectacular leather-bound Folio limited edition with a new preface by translator Lucia Graves and atmospheric artwork by Jorge González.

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Number of pages: 496

Published: 08 August 2023

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Dawn is breaking in post-war Barcelona when Daniel’s father guides him through the mist to a mysterious building hidden in the heart of the old city. Here in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, ten-year-old Daniel is allowed to choose one from the thousands of abandoned volumes that line the labyrinthine corridors. Inexplicably drawn to The Shadow of the Wind, the boy clutches his prize, unaware of the fantastical and frightening chain of events that its discovery triggers; a mystery that will see the new custodian embark on a dangerous quest to reveal the book’s shocking secrets. A captivating story of huge historical and fantastical scope, this book about books became an international bestseller and remains beloved the world over.

With this beautiful limited edition, you can step into Daniel’s shoes and choose La Sombra del Viento directly from the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. Its sumptuous leather binding, blocked in gold and with a gilded top edge, is an exact replica of Daniel’s own magical discovery. Limited to just 500 numbered copies, each edition is signed by the artist Jorge González and presented in a cloth-bound slipcase with a design depicting the enchanting interior of the emporium. Hidden inside the slipcase the illustration of the magical library continues, while González has also created seven double-page illustrations that are woven throughout the novel and recreate Ruiz Zafón’s Barcelona. The limited edition includes an exclusive print, as well as a beautifully written new preface by translator Lucia Graves, who first brought this literary phenomenon to an anglophone readership.

Limitation tip signed by Jorge González

Bound in leather blocked in gold foil

496 pages set in Sabon

7 double-page colour illustrations

Illustrated black & white title-page spread

Gilded page tops

Ribbon marker

Slipcase covered with printed cloth and with hidden illustration inside

Exclusive print in presentation folder

10˝ x 6¾˝

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