What a pickle: An update on the signed editions

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or, The Fairies’ Parliament

John Crowley

The 40th Anniversary Edition

The Author's Preferred Text

Featuring the extraordinary art of

Peter Milton

With a long, previously unpublished essay by

Harold Bloom

One of the great novels of our time,
edited, designed, and produced
in accordance with the author’s dream.

A Letter from John Crowley

To All —

Every author dreams that his work will be afforded all the care in editing, design, and production that he would give it himself, if he could. That (usually futile) dream was fulfilled for me when Incunabula published a collection of my stories called Antiquities, a marvellous (and now quite valuable) volume. So I’m delighted that publisher Ron Drummond and designer John Berry have joined up again in a new project on my behalf — a splendid new edition of Little, Big on its 25th anniversary. The project has my full and enthusiastic support, and I will be working with them on every aspect of the publication. What a treat! I hope you will think so too.

John Crowley
Link to Authorization Letter

It's one of the greatest novels of the 20th Century. It exists at the intersection of Literature and the Fantastic. The beautiful long-awaited 25th Anniversary edition of Little, Big is coming out for the 40th Anniversary. The publishing event of the decade is happening.

— Neil Gaiman, 15 September 2021

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About the Edition

Address Confirmation for Old Orders

Artist Peter Milton

The Team


Address updates and general correspondence: sales@littlebig25.com
Inquiries regarding orders placed after mid-September, 2022, via Shopify/Deep Vellum: admin@deepvellum.org

Tax-deductible Donations

For customers who ordered books before 2021:
Production costs have greatly increased since book pre-sales first began in 2004, and this edition is now longer and more lavishly illustrated than what was initially advertised. A finished 800+ page book is very large and weighs 2.6 kilos (nearly 6 lbs). Postage rates have soared in the past decade, especially for shipping outside the U.S. Safe packaging for such a bulky volume is another expense not accounted for in early pre-sales. Therefore, we are requesting tax-deductible donations to help defray these increased costs. This is only a request, directed to those of you who are able and inclined to assist. You will receive your book regardless of whether or not you donate.
Tax-deductible donations can be made online through Deep Vellum's donation page. Please follow these instructions to assure the donation is directed to the Little, Big project:
Go to- https://secure.givelively.org/donate/deep-vellum-publishing. Enter your donation amount and select "One Time." Then you must make sure to select "Dedicate This Gift", and then write in Little Big where it says "Dedicatee's Name." Then click "Save" and "Continue" to make your donation payment.
Tax-deductible donations by check or money order can be made out to Deep Vellum; be sure the payment memo says "Little, Big donation" and mail it to: Will Evans, Deep Vellum, 3000 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226
Suggested customer donations (in USD$):
USA: $25-50
Canada/Central & South America: $35-60
Australia/New Zealand/Japan: $75-100
Europe and the rest of the world: $50-75
Thank you for your incredible patience and enthusiastic support for this long awaited edition!

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