This special oversized limited edition of Misery is published in three states: An Artist Gift edition, a Numbered edition and a Lettered edition. The Artist Gift edition is signed by Rick Berry, and the Numbered & Lettered editions are signed by author Stephen King and artist Rick Berry. All three oversized books measure 7.5” x 10.5”.
All three editions feature eight new full-color illustrations by Rick Berry, whose critically acclaimed work includes the Donald M. Grant editions of The Talisman and Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub.
Signed by Rick Berry, the slipcased Artist Gift edition includes a dust jacket with wrap-around artwork by Berry. It is a smyth-sewn binding with full imperial cloth, foil stamping and is offset printed on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell paper. The Numbered edition is limited to 200 copies, and is signed by Stephen King and Rick Berry . The first 185 copies are for sale and numbered in black. The remaining 15 copies are numbered in red and reserved for private distribution. It is a full Japanese cloth, smyth-sewn binding featuring a blind stamped front cover, and a leather spine label stamped in 22K gold leaf. The edition is printed letterpress on Cranes Lettra Pearl White cotton paper, and housed in a custom clamshell box.
The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies for sale lettered A-Z, and is signed by Stephen King and Rick Berry. It is printed letterpress on moldmade Arches wove paper with a deckled fore edge, and handbound in full leather by Peter Geraty and Praxis Bindery in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Endpapers are marbled, and made exclusively for this edition. The binding is sewn with a hollow back designed to hold for 300 years.
The edition includes an original frontispiece print pulled from a wood engraving by renowned illustrator and designer Barry Moser. The print is limited to 26 copies and is signed by Moser. The title is made using six original Royal glass typewriter keys which are inset into the cover.
The book is housed in a custom walnut wood box designed to resemble an original Royal Model 10 packing crate, and features a black suede-lined book bed. The box is laser engraved and handcrafted by Dick Olson at his workshop in Farmington, New Mexico.