Jurassic Park and The Lost World.

“The planet has survived everything, in its time. It will certainly survive us": First Edition of Jurassic Park; Signed by BY MICHAEL CRICHTON and with an original drawing by legendary designer CHIP KIDD

Jurassic Park and The Lost World.

CRICHTON, Michael.

Item Number: 143522

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.

First editions of Crichton’s gripping, bestselling scientific thriller and its sequel The Lost World. Octavo, 2 volumes, original half cloth. Boldly signed on the title page by Michael Crichton and with an original drawing of the iconic dust jacket dinosaur by jacket designer Chip Kidd. Additionally signed by Kidd on the front jacket panel and again on the rear jacket flap. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Rare and desirable.

"A superior specimen of the [Frankenstein] myth, and easily the best of Crichton's novels to date" (New York Times), Jurassic Park definitively established its author as "the most commercially successful science fiction writer of all time" (Robinson, 208)—although, ironically, he is rarely labeled a genre author. Steven Spielberg directed the 1993 blockbuster film adaptation; its ground-breaking visual effects brought Crichton's terrifying dinosaurs to computer-generated cinematic life. The film won more than twenty awards, including three Academy Awards for its technical achievements in visual effects and sound design. Jurassic Park is considered a landmark in the development of computer-generated imagery and animatronic visual effects, and was followed by four commercially successful sequels, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Jurassic Park III (2001), Jurassic World (2015) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), with a fifth and final sequel, currently titled Jurassic World 3, scheduled for a 2021 release.

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