Rufus Publications is pleased to announce the third title in a new series of back and white books called ‘Portraits‘.
This new series of case-bound books are 230mm square, presented in a slipcase and feature a range of artistes, using the work of a lead photographer associated with the artiste, plus supplementary imagery to complement the main photography. The books are printed and bound in the UK and presented in a luxury, foiled slipcase.
‘Portraits‘ will grow into a series of highly collectible, unofficial books released across the year and will be produced in a limited, worldwide run of 666 numbered books. They will sell for £55 plus shipping.
The third book in the range features the legendary Iron Maiden and covers the years the band emerged as a major force in British Heavy Metal with singer Paul Di’Anno.
Featuring hundreds of unseen, carefully restored, black and white images of the band at play, rehearsing, recording and of course, playing live at a series of pivotal gigs (including the legendary Ruskin Arms) the book charts their emergence as one of the UK’s most important Heavy Metal acts.
The book is 230mm square, case-bound, 240 pages, printed on luxury 170gsm matt coated paper. The book comes with a fold out poster and is presented in a black slipcase with a gold foil logo. The main edition comes in 666 numbered copies. In addition to this, a much larger, ultra-limited Leather and Metal edition measuring 375mm square and presented in recycled leather and a hand welded aluminium metal slipcase is also being prepared in a run length of just 66 numbered copies. This will sell for £500 and comes with a copy of the standard edition, plus a limited edition print. John Tucker has written a historical essay covering the period, and Kerrang’s founding editor and Sounds writer Geoff Barton shares his thoughts as the period when the band emerged as a major force in the British Heavy Metal scene.
The book will go on sale on Friday March 10th at 3pm UK time and will feature a 10% pre-order discount if ordered before April 30th 2023. The books will ship worldwide in July 2023. This book is, of course, MAIDEN BRITAIN!
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