UPDATE: Ira Levin’s ROSEMARY’S BABY Getting New Edition With Intro From Jordan Peele

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Update: due to unforeseen circumstances, Jordan Peele was unable to write an introduction. His piece has been replaced by Chuck Palahniuk.

Suntup Editions, whom we’ve written about before, has announced that they will be releasing a stunningly gorgeous edition of Ira Levin’s classic horror novel Rosemary’s Baby, which will come with a brand new introduction from Academy Award-winning writer/director Jordan Peele (Us, Get Out).

Released in 1967, the book went on to sell millions of copies and the critically acclaimed film adaptation came out one year later, in 1968.

Suntup’s release, “…is limited to 267 copies for sale, and is presented in two states: Lettered and Limited. Both editions measure 6¼” x 9¼” and feature six black & white illustrations by Richey Beckett, as well as the introduction by Jordan Peele. Both editions are signed by Richey Beckett and Jordan Peele, and are printed letterpress.”

Limited Edition

The Limited edition is a quarter leather binding and is limited to 250 copies for sale. The leather spine is stamped in silver foil, and the boards are covered in Japanese cloth. Endpapers feature flecks of metallic gold and silver, and the edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine. It is housed in a custom cloth-covered slipcase.

Lettered Edition

The lettered edition is limited to 26 copies for sale, lettered A-Z and is printed letterpress on Mouldmade Zerkall paper. It is a full leather binding with a foil stamped spine, and glass eyes inset into leather-formed eyelids on the cover. Endpapers are hand marbled in Germany on Hahnemühle Ingres paper. The edition is housed in a custom ‘bassinet’ enclosure with a rocking book bed.

When Rosemary Woodhouse and her husband Guy, a struggling actor, move into a mysterious old apartment building in New York City, they are immediately greeted by elderly neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet. Guy is quick to make friends with the eccentric pair, but Rosemary has reservations. Soon thereafter, Guy lands a major role, Rosemary becomes pregnant, and the strange neighbors from upstairs begin taking a heightened interest in Rosemary’s welfare. As Rosemary’s suspicions grow, she finds herself isolated from her husband, and certain that the Castavets’ intentions are not at all what they seem.

This edition will be published sometime this Summer and pre-orders are already open.



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