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