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Excellent Gift Set
 

The Griffin & Sabine Trilogy Boxed Set: Griffin & Sabine/Sabine's Notebook / The Golden Mean [BOX SET] (Hardcover)
Few books are more romantic than this trilogy, nor more surreal. Griffin Moss is a rather doleful, lonesome, gaunt, and haunted postcard designer in London. Sabine Strohem is an illustrator of stamps living on an island in the South Pacific. One day Griffin gets an extraordinary letter from Sabine revealing that she knows all kinds of things about his life and work--somehow, she can share his soul from afar. They start exchanging love letters, yet it remains an open question whether Griffin and Sabine are two hearts that mystically beat as one, or simply illusory. "You're a figment of my imagination," Griffin accuses Sabine. "You cannot turn me into a phantom because you are frightened," Sabine replies. Phantom or soul mate, Sabine is pursued across the globe by Griffin in an increasingly impassioned fashion, and the mysteries deepen. More ...


 
 

Exquisite Box Set

 
The Morning Star 3-Volume Boxed Set [BOX SET] (Hardcover)
The Griffin & Sabine saga has sold over 3 million copies worldwide, led to 12 international editions, and spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Both longtime fans and new readers will be thrilled to see the series in an exquisite boxed edition. The Morning Star trilogy (The Gryphon, Alexandria, and The Morning Star) is now available in a stunning red slipcase-a handsome complement to the Griffin & Sabine 3-Volume Boxed Set. A fantastic gift for lovers of art, mystery, and romance, here is an essential purchase for both new and tried-and-true Nick Bantock fans everywhere. More ...




 
  Nick Bantock - Windflower

 
Windflower
Chronicle Books, 2006

Nick's new 216 page novel is now in the bookstores. Windflower is a stunning tale of a vagabond Capolan dancer and her sensual entanglement with four unworldly men. More ...
  Nick Bantock -Urgent 2nd Class

 

Urgent 2nd Class
Chronicle Books, 2004

An inspirational handbook for making art by embellishing and tampering with old documents, maps, postcards, scraps, envelopes, and other ephemera. Shows how to alchemically transform the unexpected into your own idiosyncratic art. More ...

 

  Nick Bantock - The Morning Star

 

The Morning Star
Chronicle Books, 2003

The mystery that began with a single enigmatic postcard reaches its dramatic conclusion in The Morning Star. The final destination on a journey across fabled landscapes and the uncertain terrain of the human heart. More...

 

  Nick Bantock - Alexandria

 

Alexandria
Chronicle Books, 2002

Alexandria will continue to delight the 3 million readers who fell in love with the epistolary romance of Griffin & Sabine. Awash with gorgeous artwork, the mystery of Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem now entwines Matthew Sedon, an archaeologist steeped in Egyptian antiquity, and Isabella de Reims, a student in Paris whose vision holds the key to a new reality. More....

 

  The Gryphon

 

The Gryphon
Chronicle Books, 2001

At last, best-selling author Nick Bantock brings us a new volume in the Griffin & Sabine story - a tale rich in the artistry, mystery, and surprise that makes the original saga so beloved. As the remarkable fates of Griffin and Sabine are gradually revealed, we are introduced to Matthew and Isabella, long-distance lovers who find themselves entwined not only in each other's lives, but also in a perilous and alluring intrigue.  More....

 

  Griffin & Sabine

 

Griffin & Sabine
Chronicle Books, 1991

This is the book that started the Nick Bantock obsession. The story is told through the strange and intriguing correspondence of Griffin and Sabine. Since each letter must be pulled from its own envelope, the reader has the delightful, forbidden sensation of reading someone else's mail. Griffin & Sabine is like no other illustrated novel, appealing to the poet and artist in everyone. More....

 

  Sabine's Notebook

 

Sabine's Notebook
Chronicle Books, 1992 

For the thousands who finished Griffin & Sabine and asked, "What happened next?," came this second volume. Told in the same format as its predessor, Sabine's Notebook is filled with her delicately macabre drawings and notations, the notebook adds a darker element of visual intrigue to their complex and mysterious world. More....

 

  The Golden Mean

 

The Golden Mean
Chronicle Books, 1993

In this final volume of the best-selling trilogy the mystery of the two artists deepens and their questions grow more urgent. New obstacles (including a sinister intruder) test the tenacity of their passion, and in each letter or postcard, painting and prose are even more richly intertwined. More....

 

 

 

The Griffin & Sabine Trilogy
Chronicle Books, 1994

With over three million copies in print, Nick Bantock's trilogy of romantic intrigue continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of readers everywhere. Here you will find Griffin & Sabine, Sabine's Notebook, and The Golden Mean in an attactive boxed set. More....

 

  The Egyptian Jukebox

 

The Egyptian Jukebox
Viking, 1993

A conundrum, a cabinet of curiosity, a gathering of short stories, and a metaphysical puzzle, The Egyptian Jukebox is many things. But mostly it is a journey into the mind of Hamilton Hasp, a Howard Hughsian eccentric, whose world was a maze of visual mind-games. More....

 

  Averse to Beast

 

Click to hear Nick read 3 poems from the book.

Averse to Beasts
Chronicle Books, 1994

More Gnash and less Ogden, these poems and their illustrations are also accompanied by a tape, in which Nick recites all 23 of the verses to an audience of wild animals. Guffaw all you will, forget not that the animals will get the last laugh! 
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  The Venetian's Wife

 

The Venetian's Wife
Chronicle Books, 1996

The Venetian's Wife is part love story, part mystery, and part ghostly tale—and an altogether bewitching brew of sensuality and lost treasures. Nick Bantock has conjured up a richly illustrated tale of a relentless quest, an amorous legacy, and the resonating power of art—a lush, romantic adventure of the soul that tantalizes the reader to the last line. More....

 

  Paris Out of Hand

 

Paris Out of Hand
Chronicle Books, 1996

From the collaboration of Nick Bantock, Karen Elizabeth Gordon, and Barbara Hodgson comes an invitation to a strangely illuminated City of Light, Paris Out of Hand. This seductively beautiful replica of a 19th-century travel book—replete with illustrations of sights you will never see and maps that may plummet you into a different era—guides readers through the Paris that is, that might be, and that never was. More....

 

  The Forgetting Room

 

The Forgetting Room
Harper Collins, 1997

Behind a locked door, at the top of the stairs, in a house high above the Andalusian plain, waits The Forgetting Room. By entering an old Spaniard’s painting studio the reader is drawn into Armon Hurt’s inexorable struggle to unravel the clues that will unlock his own future. More....

 

  Museum at Purgatory

 

HarperCollins, 1999
Part narrative, part surreal catalogue, The Museum at Purgatory follows the post-death journey of the mysterious curator Non as he gathers together artists and collectors, sifting and analyzing their lives, all in a desperate attempt to break the amnesia that stops him from embarking on his passage to Heaven or Hell. More....

 

  Visit the new Dodger site

 

The Artful Dodger
Chronicle & Raincoast Books, 2000

Nick Bantock brings new meaning to the art of autobiography. Funny, idiosyncratic and full of insight into the creative process, The Artful Dodger, is an intimate behind-the-scenes tour of Bantock's lifework — interweaving his reminiscences with 350 resplendent images. Taking his fans through the charmed conception and birth of his best-selling books. More....

 

 

Pop-ups:

  There Was An Old Lady

 

There Was An Old Lady
Viking, 1990

The first of Nick Bantock’s pop-up books, is based on the classic WW1 playground verse, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. The Old lady in question devours a variety of animals, ending with a horse, which of course, kills her—dead! More....

 

  Jabberwocky

 

Jabberwocky
Viking, 1991

Lewis Carroll’s nonsense rhyme gets a twist, in the second of Nick’s small pop-ups. Beheading turns out to be no deterrent to this particular Jabberwocky, who performs a scary, mind shattering, paper-mechanical rehabilitation. More....

 

  Solomon Grundy

 

Solomon Grundy
Viking, 1992

Born with a cheerful disposition, during a dreadful storm, Solomon’s existence goes downhill as the weather gradually improves. Nick Bantock’s pop-up version of this traditional and ironic poem, chronicles sad Solomon’s demise in a way that provides hope for all. If only on the grounds that, "Somebody’s worse off than me!" More....

 

  The Walrus and The Carpenter

 

The Walrus and The Carpenter
Viking, 1992

This is a pop-up tale of betrayal and kidnapped oysters, where shoes and ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings are used as diversions to distract a group of poor, gullible oysters from the merciless appetites of the The Walrus and The Carpenter. More....

 

  Robin Hood

 

Robin Hood
Viking, 1993

Young Master Hood is alone in Sherwood Forest, and being bored, decides to take on the guises of his absent friends. After donning the robes of Little John, Maid Marion, The Sheriff of Nottingham and the others, he heads home for a good old cup of English tea. Robin Hood is the fifth and last of Nick Bantock’s humorous pop-up miniatures. More....

 

  Wings

 

Wings
Random House, 1990

How do wings work, and what makes flying possible? Using the examples of dragonflies, birds, humans and others, Nick’s early pop-up both describes and shows the basic principal of flight; an elegant and informative book that’s been long out of print and quite hard to find. More....

 

  Nick Bantock - Runners, Sliders, Bouncers, Climbers.

 

Runners, Sliders, Bouncers, Climbers
Hyperion, 1992

R.S.B.C. looks at the vastly different means of movement employed by land based creatures. From the slithering of snakes, to the hopping of Kangaroos, this Nick Bantock pop-up pictures and describes the full spectrum of animal locomotion. More....

 

  Kubla Khan

 

Kubla Khan
Viking, 1993

Based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s extraordinary poem of a paradise lost, Bantock has created a darkly rich pop-up book that forsakes his usual gallows humor and focuses on a set of unfolding three dimensional collages as a means of evoking the exotic and stately pleasure dome of Xanadu. More....

 

  CD ROM: 
  Nick Bantock: Ceremony of Innocence

 

Ceremony of Innocence
Real World, U.K., 1997

Years in the making, Ceremony of Innocence is finally here. This CD- ROM has swept the Electronic Media Awards around the world with its enchanting interactive retelling of the mystical story Griffin & Sabine. All fifty-eight cards and letters of the trilogy burst into life through interactive riddles, animation, film, video, fine art and photomontage; as the story is narrated by Paul McGann, Isabella Rossellini, and Ben Kingsley. 

 

  Others: 
  Nick Bantock - The Missing Nose Flute.

 

The Missing Nose Flute
Chronicle Books, 1991

For many years Nick Bantock built a collection of unconventionally funny postcards. In these prime examples from the early days of the twentieth century, he has added his own off-the-wall captions, which poignantly serve to magnify the unintentional comedy of a bygone age. More....

 

 

 

Capolan ArtBox
Chronicle Books, 1997

When the Capolanian government wanted commemorative stamps and postcards created in honor of their 650th anniversary, they turned to Nick Bantock. The result is a sumptuous treasure box of history, legend, and fantasy. Inside you will find postcards and stamps Mr. Bantock created along with a book—not much larger than a passport—in which he introduces the history, philosophy, customs, and traditions of this mysterious nomadic tribe. More....

 

 
   


 

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