Charles Vess Items

 

Here is a listing of the books and other items in my Charles Vess collection.

1/2003:  see my Vess Images page for book covers and a collection of Vess work.

 

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Written by William Shakespeare

Leather-look boxed hardcover

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Donning, August 1988; 1st printing.

ISBN:  0898657202

Limited Edition signed and numbered 58/1000

 

Purchased in London, UK.  This is a beautiful book, to handle, to read and to view.  This was my first purchase of a Vess-illustrated book.  I found it purely by chance in a comic shop, high on a dusty shelf at the back of the store.

See my rarebooks page for a pricing history.

 

The Amazing Spiderman:  Spirits of the Earth

Written by Charles Vess

Hardcover w/dust jacket

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Marvel Comics, 1990; 1st printing.

ISBN:  0871356929

 

Ark magazine #26

Interview of Charles Vess by editor Paul Duncan; with illustrations from Midsummer Night’s Dream

magazine of Ark Comics; date unknown (late 80’s? – after Midsummer & before Spiderman)

C.V. also illustrated the back cover.

2/2005:  saw one for sale at $8 – www.dougcomicworld.com

 

Ballads: Volume One

Written by Gaiman, McCrumb, Smith, Snyder, Sherman, Yolen, DeLint

Trade Paperback Graphic Novel

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Introduction by Paul Chadwick

Published by Green Man Press; 1st Edition, copyright 1997

ISBN:  0965776905

Signed by Charles Vess.  I believe I bought this through Green Man Press directly www.greenmanpress.com.

I have a second copy of same, this one with a signed bookplate (Charles Vess, June, 1997), purchased through Bud Plant.

I now have a third copy of same, this one signed on the front inside page, purchased 9/2005; I could part with this one.

 

The Book of Ballads and Sagas #1

Written by Gaiman, McCrumb, Walton

Comic book

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Green Man Press; 1st Edition

Signed on Front Cover by Charles Vess; purchased through Bud Plant Comics.

 

The Book of Ballads

Written by Gaiman, McCrumb, Smith, Snyder, Sherman, Yolen, DeLint

Hard Cover Graphic Novel

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Introduction by Terri Windling

A Tor book, Published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC; 1st Edition:  November 2004; copyright 2004 by Green Man Press

ISBN:  076531214X

Purchased through Amazon, www.amazon.com, December 2004.

 

The Books of Magic

Written by Neil Gaimen

Trade Paperback Graphic Novel collecting Books of Magic 1-4

Introduction by Roger Zelazny

#3 Illustrated by Charles Vess – “The Land of Summer’s Twilight”

Other Illustrators:  Bolton, Hampton, Johnson

Published by Vertigo/DC Comics, 1993; second printing

Original copyright 1990, 1991

ISBN:  1563890828

This introduces ‘Fairie’, the landscape for Stardust, published in 1998

 

The Books of Magic – Book III of IV

Written by Neil Gaimen

Comic Book

Illustrated by Charles Vess – “The Land of Summer’s Twilight”

Published by DC Comics, 1991; first printing

This book is signed by Mr. Vess on the first page.

Purchased 9/2005

 

The Book of Night

Written by Charles Vess

Trade Paperback Graphic Novel collecting Book of Night 1-3

Published by Dark Horse, 1992

Book of Night Collection copyright 1991, Charles Vess

ISBN:  1878574256

Purchased 9/2005 from Mighty Blowhole Comics, Maylene, AL (via ebay)

 

The Book of Night #3

Written by Charles Vess

Comic Book

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Dark Horse, October, 1987

Purchased 9/2005 (via ebay)

 

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

Written by Charles de Lint

HC with dust jacket (First Edition)

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Little, Brown, 2013

ISBN 978-0-316-05357-0

 

Charles Vess Sketchbook

Written by Charles Vess

Paperback Graphic Novel (roughly 7x10)

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Tundra Publishing Ltd, 1991; 1st printing.

ISSN:  1056-2931

Number Five in the Tundra Sketchbook Series

I think I bought this through Bud Plant Comics in the late 1990s.  In the back is a good bibliography of his works up to that point.

I have a second copy of same, this one signed, 1995, by Mr. Vess.  Purchased 9/2005.

 

Concrete:  Earth Day 1990

“Earth Streams” story in Paul Chadwick’s Concrete issue

Quotations from Henry David Thoreau

Comic Book

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Dark Horse Comics, 1990;

 

Dark Horse Presents #75

Sovay” story by De Lint, Illustrated by Charles Vess

Comic Book

Published by Dark Horse Comics, July, 1993;

 

Dark Horse Presents #78

“King Henry” story by Jane Yolen, Illustrated by Charles Vess

Comic Book

Published by Dark Horse Comics, October, 1993;

 

Dragon Magazine #134

Cover Art “Sword of Dawn”

Dragon Magazine #134, June, 1988

This painting is also on the over of The Book of Night

 

Dream Makers:  Six Fantasy Artists at Work

Edited by Martyn Dean

Text by Chris Evans

Paperback book

Art by Charles Vess; interview of same.

Published by Paper Tiger; Reprinted December, 1990

ISBN:  1850280673

The front cover is warped a bit, but the inside is fine.

 

A Fall of Stardust

Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess

Paperback pamphlet stories in a loose folder; 29 art plates 6˝ x 10

Published by Green Man Press, 1999

ISBN:  n/a

29 art plates by different artists; 2 chapter-books from Neil Gaiman and Susanna Clarke

9/2005:  $110 on abebooks.com up to $280!

 

FPG Trading Cards

90 Card Set, 1995

Written and Illustrated by Charles Vess

purchased 9/2005 on e-Bay.  Note:  this set is missing the 4 metallic cards.

 

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest

Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

Hardcover w/dust jacket

Decorations by Charles Vess

Published by Viking, 2002; 1st printing.

ISBN:  0670035262

 

Hook

Illustrated by Charles D. Vess

 

The Horns of Elfland

Written by Charles D. Vess

Edited by Robert K. Wiener

Introduction by Ragan Reaves

Paperback Graphic Novel (8˝ x 11)

Published by Archival Press Inc, Cambridge, MA; 1st US printing July, 1979

Stories copyright 1979, 1974 by Charles Vess

ISBN:  0915822253

2/2005 – for sale at www.dougcomicworld.com:  $20

 

Jack in the Green

Written by Charles De Lint, copyright 2013

Hardcover w/dust jacket

Illustrated by Charles Vess, copyright 2014

Signed, limited edition; signed by De Lint, #1306 of 2000

Published by Subterranean Press, 2014; First Edition

ISBN:  978 1 59606 641 0

Purchased through Amazon.com Marketplace, April, 2015

 

Mythic Coloring Book

Illustrated by Charles Vess and Michael Kaluta

Softcover

Published by Faerie Magazine, LLC, 2015;

ISBN:  978 0 9838556 9 9

Purchased through Faerie Magazine, November, 2015

This is a coloring book, half by each artist, all art in black and white.

 

Peter Pan

Written by J. M. Barrie

Hardcover w/dust jacket

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Starscape, 2003;

ISBN:  0765308096

Purchased through Bud Plant, May, 2004

 

The Raven Banner:  A Tale of Asgard

Written by Alan Zelenetz

Paperback Graphic Novel (8x11)

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Marvel Comics, 1985; Appears to be 1st printing

Marvel Graphic Novel No.15.

ISBN:  0871350602

Purchased on E-Bay in October, 2002.

 

Rose

Written by Jeff Smith

Hardcover w/dust jacket

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Cartoon Books, Columbus, OH, 2002; Appears to be 1st printing (printed in Canada)

ISBN:  1888963107

Purchased through Borders/Amazon.com in 2002.

 

The Sandman #19 (A Midsummer Nights Dream)

Written by Neil Gaiman

Comic Book

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by DC, September, 1990

 

The Sandman Dream Country (A Midsummer Nights Dream)

Written by Neil Gaiman

Comic Book

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by DC/Vertigo, February, 1998

This is part of the ‘Essential Vertigo’ series.

Purchased 9/2005

 

The Sandman #62 (The Kindly Ones)

Written by Neil Gaiman

Comic Book

Partially Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by DC/Vertigo, August, 1994

Purchased 9/2005

 

The Sandman #75 (The Tempest)

Written by Neil Gaiman

Comic Book

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by DC, March, 1996

I have two copies of this; one is signed by Mr. Vess on the first inside page.

 

Seven Wild Sisters

Written by Charles de Lint

HC with dust jacket

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Little, Brown, 2014

ISBN 978-0-316-05356-3

 

The Spectacular Spiderman #189

Comic Book

Published by Marvel, June, 1992

This issue has a ‘gatefold poster’ illustrated by Charles Vess.  Actually, my copy is also

  signed by Mr. Vess.  The poster is of Spidey chasing the Green Goblin.

Purchased 9/2005

 

Stardust:  Being a Romance Within the Realms of Faerie

Written by Neil Gaimen

Hardcover

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Vertigo/DC Comics, c1998; 1st printing

ISBN:  1563894319

Purchased through Bud Plant www.budplant.com in 1998.

 

Tumbleweed Baby

Written by Anna Myers

Hardcover

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Abrams, 2014; 1st printing

ISBN:  978-1-4197-1232-6

Purchased through amazon.com, June 2015.

 

Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie

Written by Charles Vess

Hardcover

Illustrated by Charles Vess

Published by Faerie Magazine, 2016; 1st Edition

ISBN:  978-0-9969025-1-9

Purchased through faeriemag.com, November 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To Get:

Visions from the Book of Night

Little Red Riding Hood (Gargoyle Press) – 12/2002: saw for $100 at Bud Plant; ouch!

2/2005 – missed the bidding on ebay for this by $1 – sold for $28.50

20120925 #175/1000 selling for $125 on amazon.com

Any of the Charles DeLint books with Vess’ cover illustrations; also Terri Windling’s books (see Amazon)

Comics Journal #218, Dec. 1999 – interview with Vess

The Epic Illustrated magazines in which Vess appears

 

Bibliography Links:

My Bibliography:  vessbiblio.htm – compiled shamelessly from other sources

http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/rri/vrri/ves.htm     

http://home.att.net/~papagei1/cvess_text.htm         

 

I also have other Vess-related links on my artpage.

Vess at Wikipedia

 

Purchase Vess items at:

www.abebooks.com, www.alibris.com;

www.ebay.com

www.amazon.com

www.budplant.com

 

 

 

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