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The Books of Blood - Clive Barker - 2014. 
The Books of Blood by Clive Barker Six Hardcover Volumes - First US Hardcover Edition in Six Volumes with the cover art by Clive Subterranean Press 2014. (the true first hardcover edition set with these covers were Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1985) Limited to 500 numbered and signed sets signed by Clive on a special limitation page in volume 1. This is set #267. Fine in Fine Dust Jackets in Red slipcase. These sets were sold out before publication in 2014.Note on Edition: The Books of Blood has a very confusing publication history. They were Barker's first claim to fame and originally published as 6 paperback originals in the UK. Shortly thereafter Weidenfeld and Nicolson released them as hardcovers with cover art by Barker. Unfortunately, US publishers felt the covers were too gruesome for the US market (of course they didn't understand Clive Barker fan sensibility). Putnam released the first three books as one volume, Poseidon Press published volumes 4 and 5 as "The Inhuman Condition" and "In the Flesh", and the final volume paired with Barker's short novel "Cabal". The small press publisher Scream Press then released their edition of the Books of Blood as a signed limited, but their offering was similar to Putnam and Poseidon Press: the first three books in one volume then the other three books as three separate volumes. Some various small press publishers have consequently released the Books of Blood, often in one volume. Not until this offering by Subterranean Press, no 6-volume hardcover set with Barker's covers had been issued in the United States. NOTE: All modern books with dust jackets come with dust jacket covers.ALSO: The pictures are of the actual item for sale. (The pictures are NOT stock photos.)
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