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Old 10-23-13, 10:34 AM
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Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities - 10/29/13

I though GDT's upcoming book deserved a thread of its own. I've got a copy on pre-order:



Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world's most creative visionaries. Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotations that contextualize the ample visual material, this deluxe compendium is every bit as inspired as del Toro is himself.

Contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others.


There's also a special limited edition of the book that will retail for $750. Here's the description of that item:



I know someone that works at a local independent bookstore and they get 30% off books, so even if I took advantage of that, I'd still be paying about $500.



The limited edition version will be released 12/3/13

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Re: Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities - 10/29/13

Release date is Oct 29th... but amazon.ca has had the hardcover in stock since Oct 18.
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Re: Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities - 10/29/13

The most I've ever paid for a book is $300, and I can't imagine paying more for another book at this point.
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Re: Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities - 10/29/13

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The most I've ever paid for a book is $300, and I can't imagine paying more for another book at this point.
I had a chance when it was first released to buy Stephen King's limited edition (500 signed copies) of The Gunslinger for $100 back in the early 80's. Unfortunately the thought of paying that much for a book was unthinkable.
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Re: Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities - 10/29/13

The final price I got from my bookstore contact was $490 flat. I'm tempted to make it my one and only Christmas gift. We'll see what happens.
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I had a chance when it was first released to buy Stephen King's limited edition (500 signed copies) of The Gunslinger for $100 back in the early 80's. Unfortunately the thought of paying that much for a book was unthinkable.
I paid $250-$300 for a limited edition book on Ziggy Stardust, Moonage Daydream, with text by Bowie and photos by Mick Rock.



It's also signed by Bowie and Mick Rock. Now seems to go for $1,000-$2,500 on the secondary market, not that I'm looking to sell it.

I also spent $200 on a copy of American Gods with the author's preferred text, signed by Neil Gaiman. It also came with a reader's copy so you don't actually have to read the expensive version of the book.

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Re: Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities - 10/29/13

That's bloody awesome!^
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Re: Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities - 10/29/13

Here's more pictures of what the limited GDT will look like (and the stuff it comes with).

http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com...a_spread_1.pdf

This item would probably take up a corner of my pad. It's very impressive.
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I started on this last night and it is off the hook. We do go back to his Bleak House and there are more pictures of more of his stuff.
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