As a publisher of fine press limited edition books and fine art prints, Suntup Editions have previously released gorgeous printings of Stephen King's classic novel Misery as well as various art prints bases on King's other works. Now, the company has announced this afternoon the upcoming publication of Ira Levin’s classic novel Rosemary’s Baby, which will feature an exclusive introduction by New York Times bestselling author, Chuck Palahniuk.
One of the bestselling horror novels of all-time, Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin is considered a masterpiece of modern horror. Selling 4 million copies upon its publication in 1967, the novel’s success launched a new wave of books in the horror genre, while critics heralded it “one of the most perfectly crafted thrillers ever written.”
"When Rosemary Woodhouse and her husband Guy, a struggling actor, move into a mysterious old apartment building in New York City, they are immediately greeted by elderly neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet. Guy is quick to make friends with the eccentric pair, but Rosemary has reservations. Soon thereafter, Guy lands a major role, Rosemary becomes pregnant, and the strange neighbors from upstairs begin taking a heightened interest in Rosemary’s welfare. As Rosemary’s suspicions grow, she finds herself isolated from her husband, and certain that the Castavets’ intentions are not at all what they seem."
In 2017, Jordan Peele cited the novel Rosemary’s Baby among his greatest influences in writing Get Out.
Also included is an afterword by Ira Levin which originally appeared in the 2003 New American Library edition.
This fine press edition of Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin is limited to two hundred & seventy-six copies for sale, and is presented in two states: Lettered and Limited. The edition measures 6¼” x 9¼” and features six black & white illustrations by Richey Beckett. The editions are signed by Richey Beckett, and are printed letterpress.
The Limited edition is a quarter leather binding and is limited to 250 copies for sale. The goatskin spine is stamped with silver foil, and the boards are covered in Japanese cloth. Endpapers feature flecks of metallic gold and silver, and the edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine. It is housed in a cloth covered, foil stamped slipcase.
The lettered edition is limited to 26 copies for sale, lettered A-Z and is printed letterpress on Moldmade Zerkall paper. It is a full goatskin binding with a foil stamped spine, and glass eyes inset into leather-formed eyelids on the cover. Endpapers are hand marbled in Germany on Hahnemühle Ingres paper. The edition is housed in a custom ‘bassinet’ enclosure with a rocking bookbed.
The novel is set for publication this summer and will be available to pre-order on Suntup's store from 9:00 am PT on Saturday, January 19th, 2019.
To learn more about this release and to see more images, visit Suntup's official website.