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This is a labor of love; I am making these pieces by hand for my most beloved books and other fiction-themed objects to protect them and to make them standout. Each one has a particular haecceity: truly one of a kind. Art for our art.
~R.J.H. – The Forgotten Fiction’s Rune Works Wood Shop
P.S. Discounts are available for multiple purchases, as are requests for having multiple pieces made from the same piece of wood.
Hellraiser Lament Cube R.W. Case Limited Edition Of X
Hellraiser Lament Cube R.W. Case Limited Edition Of X, because this case takes so much time and effort to craft and over 24 hours to engrave, alone, for the 8″ sided cube pictured here.
Place your true first print editions of Clive Barker’s Books Of Blood and the first edition paperback of The Hellbound Heart in the hell-defying puzzle box, made entirely of wood, velvet, glass, and pin nails!
I am only making ten, or I may limit if further – the effort to make these as perfect as possible is extremely difficult, and the price for the paperback 8″ sided edition and stand is $600, an edition made for hardcovers start at $850 and go up, depending on the size of the books, which determine the size of the cube.
The Long Walk Book Traycase Limited Edition Of 19
Blood spatter is optional, but the three bullets, one embedded, one in alongside the book, and one to keep the latch closed are all non-negotiable on The Walk.
$250 Plus Shipping
J.R.R. TOLKIEN TRAYCASES Limited Editions of 19
A J.R.R. Tolkien tray case is being made for my first ever singe issue Deluxe edition of LOTR, as well as for The Hobbit, and many more are brewing! Lots of more Tolkien-themed rare book cases are in the works!
Have an idea? Suggest one!
Startling Mysteries Case Limited Edition Of 19
Startling Mysteries published some of Stephen King’s earliest tales, like the two in these magazines: “The Reaper’s Image” and “The Glass Floor” – check out my engraving for those!
This is one of our Rare Book Cases is an edition of 19 for $400 + shipping with a limitation of 19.
Rune Works Rare Book Case: THE BACHMAN BOOKS
Rune Works Rare Book Case for the 4 First Edition Paperbacks:
THE BACHMAN BOOKS: RAGE, THE LONG WALK, THE RUNNING MAN, ROADWORK BY RICHARD BACHMAN A.K.A. STEPHEN KING
This is a RW Case for more of my favorites written by Stephen King under the pen name Richard Bachman. For this, I use black velvet to drape, separate, and pad the four first edition paperback books – US editions (or UK if you need) – that fit snugly into the case horizontally. This is the PC shown in a limited edition 19, roman numeral XIX for $550 + shipping.
MISERY Display Case Limited Edition Of 52 Lettered
420Misery By Stephen King: I commissioned the book’s illustrator in the Suntup editions, Dave Christensen, to do an original piece that I licensed so I could engrave it on a case to either display the back of the case’s scene (stained white for the image/snow), and the rest of the case is stained black and you can show it by spine-side, made to mimic the AE’s slipcase spine, or show it via the front UV protected glass door, and show off the Suntup slipcase with its typewriter.
The Artist Gift Edition case is $395 (includes trade editions), the numbered edition is $670, and the lettered edition would require measurements of the book to give a quote (all are plus shipping).
Since letters are important to the book, each will be a lettered edition. More Pictures are coming!
THE STAND Case With Licensed Bernie Wrightson Art Limited Edition Of 19
“The Trashcan Man” illustration by Bernie Wrightson for Stephen King’s UNCUT book The STAND has been rendered in a fully-fledged engraving in the wood of the TFF Rune Works Rare Book Case.
Each TFF Rune Works Rare Book Case comes with a limited edition number and a limitation page, and this one includes the image of the art that certifies that this particular piece was personally approved of by Liz Wrightson and it has been officially licensed.
You pick a theme: light or dark. You pick an edition to base the design off of, from the US Doubleday first edition to the Uncut, to the UK Nel first edition. I will hand paint elements, like I did for Flagg’s crows.
These are $400 + sales tax.
LATER Case Limited Editions Of 19 & 26
Later By Stephen King Rare Book cases: this one needs a case and I am making a single book case for the pb or hardback that can have your # and signature engraved in it if you want – this is an edition of 26 for $260 + shipping and I am making a two-book tray-case to show off two covers with a limitation of 19.
I decided to limit this single book case to a lettered edition of 26 in honor of the late Regis Thomas. Woodworking this I gave it a hinged suicide door to pay homage to Thumper.
And artist Paul Mann has given me permission to engrave his remarques too in them too – these single book cases are $400 + shipping! More Pictures are coming!
F&SF: The Gunslinger Case Limited Edition Of 19
The Gunslinger By Stephen King was first published serially in Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine. I love matching wood grain and bullets!
This one of our R.W. Rare Book Cases is a roman numeral edition of 19 for $300 + shipping.
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Case Limited Edition Of X
Paul Suntup was gracious enough to gift 420 ARCs of SOTL to his customers and The Fans Of Suntup Facebook Group page had a contest where I made a 1/1 custom case for that book and the grand prize winner, Kyle Helmer.
I put Hannibal behind bars and glass!
Kyle graciously allowed me to make a different numbered version of that design that had a death’s head moth rendered in a fully-fledged engraving in the wood of the TFF Rune Works Rare Book Case limited to 10 and a few Artist’s Copies (ACs) for the ARC holders. I would happily make one for another edition of Silence Of The Lambs as well.
Each has steel bars and will be made a bit nicer than the white prototype featured here, which I am keeping for my own copy.
A Scanner Darkly Rune Works Custom Limited Edition Case For The Philip K. Dick Sci-fi Masterpiece
A Scanner Darkly Rune Works Custom Limited Edition Case For The Philip K. Dick Sci-fi Masterpiece with a limitation of 19 roman numerals.
I will happily house your first edition, or your fine press Scanner from Suntup Editions and others in a custom made, hand crafted archival safe wooden traycase with 100% UV glass used to protect your book.
Depending on the size of the book, the case could run between $300 for a US first edition and up for larger volumes. More pictures available upon request and of course infinite customizations!
Comic Book Cases Custom Limited Edition With 100% UV Protection Star Trek TOS
Show off your comics with a custom made, hand crafted archival safe wooden traycase with 100% UV glass used to protect your book. Did you know that slabs from CGC are not UV protected?
Here is one I made for my buddy’s birthday: a signed Annual #1 of Star Trek signed by writer and helmsman George Takei, and I would make up to 19 of each design, limited, and then I retire it.
More comics cases are coming, including one for Sandman #8 in a CGC case!
Salem's Lot Case Limited Editions Of 52
Salem’s Lot By Stephen King needs a case and I am doing the entire Doubleday series for the first editions! I have licensed Dave Christensen’s cover art to engrave in this beauty! And this will be black surrounding the town!
These are $495 + shipping and it is a lettered edition of 52! More Pictures are coming!
Rune Works Bookends Limited Edition Of 26 Lettered
Get your own custom engraved bookends.
Each design is limited to 26 lettered copies, and each is handmade and will be unique, about 7.5″ tall side (that touches the books) x 6″ long base, and archival safe using poplar wood, sealed, to protect your books.
The Limited Edition Christine Bookends are almost Sold Out! Order here.
Get your favorite quotes and designs engraved into the wood. You get to customize it!
Here are examples from Ania Ahlborn projects and Christine by Stephen King.
The unpainted engraved bookends run $75 plus shipping (engraving all over but not extra wooden pieces), painted bookends are $100 plus shipping (get the quotes engraved and painted), and special Deluxe editions like Christine that features genuine Plymouth Fury Phase 2 badges (the 1958 Fury from the book would have been a phase 2) are $150 plus shipping and include extra accessories and wooden add-ons.
On the books, there are many projects coming, and some more are always tinkering around in my head.
One in particular I am only waiting on a big reveal is for The Shining By Stephen King with licensed cover art from Dave Christensen! And a lot more are on the way in th3e coming months. Stay Tuned!
Some big projects and collaborations are in the works, so look out and keep an eye on our site, email list, and/or our social media pages.
If you have an idea for something you would like made custom, please email me here!
Every piece I make is hand-selected, from the wood, to the archival-safe materials used, and each design, from the engravings to the stains, will always make each a one-of-a-kind work of art. These are custom and hand-crafted, one at a time, to make the most of woodcraft and fiction, which are two passions of mine. ~R.J.H.
THE BACHMAN BOOKS CASE
This is for four of my favorites written by Stephen King under the alias Richard Bachman. I use black velvet to drape, separate, and pad the first edition books – US editions (we can do the UK too) – to fit into the case horizontally. This is the PC for a limited edition 19, roman numeral XIX.
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THE STAND Case: With Licensed Bernie Wrightson Art
“The Trashcan Man” illustration by Bernie Wrightson for Stephen King’s UNCUT book The STAND has been rendered in a fully-fledged engraving in the wood of the TFF Rune Works Rare Book Case. His line work remains some of the most detailed and vibrant I’ve ever seen.
I am making 19 of these book cases (+1 PC copy), by hand. Read more about it here.
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The artwork is stunning in person.
I cannot photograph it well enough to show it, but all of the lines of the original are engraved in the wood.
The use of the original piece was personally approved of by Liz Wrightson, as was the final carving of the art in the wood, so that the integrity of the art remains true to Bernie Wrightson’s original vision of the Trashcan Man. I am all about attention to detail, which is why I used a scan of an inscribed copy of The Stand to use to engrave Sai Stephen King’s signature in the front of the RW Book Case.
THE LONG WALK Case
THE LONG WALK By Richard Bachman (RIP) aka Stephen King is one of my all time favorite novels and this has been a hot one – one of my first concepts – a bullet-themed case for when you fall below 4 mph.
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J.R.R. TOLKIEN TRAYCASES
This is just one example of a custom Rune Works case for my own ACE first edition paperback trilogy of The Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
But many custom hand-crafted pieces can be produced for a special one of a kind case to hold your preciousss Tolkien treasures.