“The Howling” Hardcover Novel Re-Issued in Lettered, Deluxe & Collector’s Editions

A. Quinton — Mar. 1st 2011

Horror-crazed bibliophiles, doff your hats and get out your wallets! Mansion House Books has re-issued three gorgeous hardcover editions of Gary Brandner‘s “The Howling”, the classic werewolf novel that inspired the classic werewolf film. These came out last November (thanks to reader Chris L for poking me) and all three editions are still available for purchase. From the Mansion House Books site:

Out of print for many years and next to impossible to find in hardback, Gary Brandner’s horror novel is now available to collectors and fans in a quality signed hardback edition with a new introduction by the author.

The Collector’s Edition (£40) is limited to 300 numbered copies. Bound in Colorado cloth with headbands, coloured endpapers & bound in ribbon bookmark.

The Deluxe Edition (£110) is limited to 150 numbered copies. Quarter bound in grey goatskin leather with cloth-covered boards, headbands, marbled endpapers, bound in ribbon bookmark and raised bands on spine. Contains interior artwork not found in the Collector’s edition.

The Lettered Edition (£395) is limited to 26 copies, lettered A through Z. Hand sewn, fully bound in goatskin leather with foil blocking to front and spine, raised bands on the spine, gilt edges, handmade marbled endpapers, headbands and bound in ribbon bookmark. Housed in a hand-made solander traycase. Also contains interior artwork not found in the Collector’s edition. May cause nearby werewolf fans to weep.

All three editions are signed by Gary Brandner and feature cover and interior artwork by Dan Harding (see this earlier Werewolf News post for a closer look at the cover).

I’m an admirer of finely-crafted collectibles and a huge book nerd to boot, so I’m pretty excited about this! I’ve just requested a shipping invoice for a Canadian address– when my Collector’s edition arrives I’ll post a review!

  • Scott

    I still can’t afford it, 40 anything is a big investment these days, would like too though

  • Yup, too expensive for me, and since my library doesn’t have it, looks like I’ll be buying a beat up old used copy off Amazon before I can read it. :(

  • Doruk

    Considering you can find the paperback for $5, well, I dunno…

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  • I paid $10 for my paperback copy through Amazon Marketplace, but that was for a pre-movie tie-in edition. I’ve been hesitant about picking up his sequels, so if anybody has, please let me know if they’re worth tracking down.

  • Chris L

    I am also a huge book nerd and book collector. I ordered the deluxe edition and have not, as of yet, received my copy. It looks fantastic. Oh, and I have been a long time lurker of the site. Keep up the good work!

  • Viergacht

    It’s a godawful book, but damn those illustrations are sweet.