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Kafka's Metamorphosis DLE

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2booksforreading
Nov 7, 2016, 1:28pm Top

The pricing for artist-signed DLEs is reaching a new level. Now it is $400! If I remember correctly, very recently the price was around $240.

3JuliusC
Nov 7, 2016, 1:36pm Top

Ya I will pass. As much as I would like to collect these artist series the price is getting out of hand. Who knows maybe the artist charges a premium for their work but for me I feel it's too expensive especially with a high limitation number.

4astropi
Nov 7, 2016, 1:54pm Top

Looks gorgeous but WHY is it so expensive?! I'm hoping that is a typo...

5astropi
Edited: Nov 7, 2016, 2:03pm Top

By the way, here is Chris' excellent review of the LEC edition:

https://booksandvines.com/2011/08/06/a-review-of-kafkas-metamorphosis-and-other-...

I have to say, the LEC illustrations never appealed to me. The EP illustration sure do, but at $400... :(

6jroger1
Nov 7, 2016, 3:19pm Top

>2 booksforreading:
You're close. The first artist-signed DLE that I remember was Hound of the Baskervilles, and it is still for sale at $267. Each succeeding issue in the series has been a little more expensive, and I don't know if any of them have sold out. Hound is 260 pages and Metamorphosis is 160. I would not expect any of them to do well in the secondary market, so it might be worth the wait (but it might be a long one).

7jroger1
Edited: Nov 7, 2016, 4:53pm Top

I should qualify my previous post by saying that my skepticism about price appreciation on the secondary market is not due to product quality. In fact, the two I own, Hound and Gilgamesh, are two of my most prized DLEs. My skepticism is due to the high initial price of the recent offerings and the large limitations.

8supercell
Edited: Dec 14, 2016, 11:06pm Top

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9jroger1
Nov 7, 2016, 6:27pm Top

>8 supercell:
Thanks for the history. They are probably all nice productions (assuming you like the illustrations), but the prices are becoming a significant deterrent.

10astropi
Edited: Nov 8, 2016, 5:48pm Top

EP has posted some new pics, and dang... looks amazing. Still can't believe it's $400. Ugh! Let's take some polls...

Vote: Do you plan, or are you considering purchasing this?

Current tally: Yes 2, No 15, Undecided 3
I know I would be tempted if this was around $300...

11JuliusC
Edited: Nov 8, 2016, 6:12pm Top

MEH no dice. Looks just like the other signed DLE's, actually reminds me of War of the Worlds but I will say the end papers looks awesome but not $400 awesome.

Honestly EP needs to come out with a knockout DLE similar to what Folio had with Mort. Fair pricing with low limitation. These DLE's they're coming out with I don't see selling out in years!

12HugoDumas
Nov 8, 2016, 6:12pm Top

So an illustrated DLE of War and Peace would be about $3,500!

13Neil77
Nov 14, 2016, 1:23pm Top

>10 astropi:

Completely agree - looks gorgeous but the price is too high....

14astropi
Edited: Dec 20, 2016, 4:09pm Top

15susan4stars
Dec 17, 2017, 5:53pm Top

Today, for the first time ever, I looked at the Metamorphosis DLE. It's gorgeous! Insects on the endpapers!

I never realized it had such colorful, awesome illustrations (by modern artist Brian Despain). So, I placed an order.

Today, Dec 17, is the last day of free expedited shipping for Christmas, so that was a nice little shipping bonus.

I know it's really too expensive but I can't help but think a beautifully illustrated DLE like this is going to increase in value over the next few years once it sells out.

(Or that's my DLE addiction trying to justify things to my wallet.)

16Anna1851
Dec 17, 2017, 8:15pm Top

>15 susan4stars: I enjoy reading this story. I've been interested in this DLE as well. The design is superb. Please share your thoughts when you receive it.

17HugoDumas
Mar 24, 2018, 12:40pm Top

Despite its astronomical price on a print run of 1200 there are only 87 left! So it’s decision time for those wanting to own this extraordinary literary art piece. I am actually considering.

18fancythings
Mar 24, 2018, 3:01pm Top

>17 HugoDumas: Very, very expensive for 160 something pages but really gorgeous book.

19supercell
Edited: Jun 29, 2018, 12:05am Top

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