Sandoe’s published our signed, limited edition of the first volume of Elena Ferrante’s ‘Neapolitan’ quartet, My Brilliant Friend in late 2015. First published in late 2012, the book immediately became a favourite at Sandoe’s and has been our best-selling novel ever since. The series was gradually picked up by the international press and is now a phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic. Besides being the first hardback edition, we believe these to be unique in being signed by the (pseudonymous) author.

The edition was published by the Cuckoo Press (London, 2015) in association with Europa Editions for John Sandoe (Books) Ltd. The books are hand sewn, rounded and backed, with red endpapers, and Japanese tissue inserts tipped in to protect the signature page.

Both silk and leather versions come in a slipcase.

The edition consists of:

– Twenty-six copies, numbered A-Z, quarter bound in fine leather with Chiyogami blue and gold paper boards, two raised and tooled bands and hand-sewn head bands (£365)

– One hundred copies, numbered 1-100, quarter bound in Japanese silk with the same Chiyogami paper boards (£195)

This special edition has now sold out in both formats