The Time Machine – Roman Numeral Edition

The Roman Numeral edition of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells is limited to only 5 copies for sale. The edition was officially released on September 14, 2020, and now that the owners have received their copies, we wanted to share some photographs of the edition.

The text is printed letterpress on a hand-fed Vandercook Cylinder Press. Click here to watch a video of the printing process.

This Roman Numeral edition is printed on premium Hahnemühle Biblio mold-made paper, and is hand bound by Shepherds Sangorski & Sutcliffe in London, one of the oldest and most celebrated craft bookbinding firms in England.

The edition is bound in midnight blue goatskin with a ‘vortex’ on the front board which reaches around to the back. The design is crafted by moulding the leather, sculpting the boards, and utilizing white gold leaf hand tooling to create the impression of movement.

Small handtools are custom made for this edition as are the endpapers, which are handmade. The edges are hand-colored, headcaps are formed and endbands are handsewn silk. The edition is housed in a clamshell enclosure in matching leather with hand tooling in white gold, and a rounded spine.


Photography by Yegor Malinovskii

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    Steve Sargent September 20, 2020, 9:46 am

    Possibly one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen. I am green with envy.

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    Gloria Byrd October 11, 2020, 2:34 pm

    For so many years my goal was to own a STEPHEN KING SIGNED BOOK.
    What an idiot I have been – I have several of them now and they look almost just like the UNSIGNED ones. When I started TRYING to collect SUNTUP BOOKS I began buying better made books by a publisher without limitations. However, THE TIME MACHINE is beyond words! You have created the same thing P. K. Dick first did when he saw our now in his then – beyond belief. Can anyone surpass this? Personally, I am waiting on pins and needles just to see NEXT!
    Thanks, for a glimpse, into the future… G Byrd

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