Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Dream of the Rarebit Fiend

Got the magnificent giant-sized hardcover "Dream of the Rarebit Fiend" by Winsor McCay this weekend!
And WOW! this is really everything I had hoped for!
Excellent production quality! Sharp and professional restorations and well researched.
You can tell that Ulrich Merkl who made the book really put his heart and soul into this.

While much has been written about the book already (See links below.) I thought I should share some photos so you'll get an idea of what it looks like. (Click on pics to enlarge.)

First we have the package. Notice the red Rarebit Fiends stamps. :)

As you can see it's very, very well packaged to make secure it's safe from dents and water.

And here it is. A giant brick of a book!

Just to compare size I placed a "normal" reprint book on top of it...

Following are some interior pages. As you can see it's both color and black and white reproductions inside. Fully annotated so you'll catch all references to things well known back then. Besides the actual Rarebit pages it's filled with rare stuff for the McCay fan.





Here are some links if you've missed the buzz:
arflovers.com
srbissette.blogspot.com
TCJ message board

To order the book just visit Ulrich Merkls website
Only 1000 produced... So, what are you wating for? :)

PS. I read it in bed before going to sleep yesterday.
You can only imagine the weird nightmares I had...

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