Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' Stardust
Charles Star art

It's no secret that I love the book Stardust written by Neil Gaiman.
It comes in different flavors, but my most very favorite is the illustrated version - the way it was first published - as a collaborative effort with Charles Vess.

Stardust has been published in many countries and in many formats: single issue magazine-style, hardcover, softcover, trade paperback, mass-market, and folios of artwork. It has posters, shirts, and all the usual schwag that goes with promoting an item. This is an attempt to gather up all the Stardust-y items that are out there and put them online as a reference for other fans.

Thanks to my book angels who made impossible-to-get things magically appear. Thanks to Michelle for providing info on the items I don't currently have in my personal possession. If you have something you don't see here, please let me know.

Scroll. There are a lot of books. Clicking on the thumbnails will take you to a much larger image of each item.

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Illustrated Editions

4-part Magazine Style Books

United States

book cover art Number 1 of 4 magazine style books, softcover, 1997, 48 pages, 8.625 x 10.125 inches, USA, DC/Vertigo, Barcode Number 6194121088 00111
book cover art Number 2 of 4 magazine style books, softcover, 1998, 48 pages, 8.625 x 10.125 inches, USA, DC/Vertigo, Barcode Number 6194121088 00211
book cover art Number 3 of 4 magazine style books, softcover, 1998, 48 pages, 8.625 x 10.125 inches, USA, DC/Vertigo, Barcode Number 6194121088 00311
book cover art Number 4 of 4 magazine style books, softcover, 1998, 48 pages, 8.625 x 10.125 inches, USA, DC/Vertigo, Barcode Number 6194121088 00411

Spain

book cover art Number 1 of 4 magazine style books, softcover, 1998, 48 pages, 8.625 x 10.125 inches, Spain, DC/Vertigo NORMA Editorial, ISBN 84-7904-618-X
book cover art Number 2 of 4 magazine style books, softcover, 1998, 48 pages, 8.625 x 10.125 inches, Spain, DC/Vertigo NORMA Editorial, ISBN 84-7904-619-8
book cover art Number 3 of 4 magazine style books, softcover, 1998, 48 pages, 8.625 x 10.125 inches, Spain, DC/Vertigo NORMA Editorial, ISBN 84-7904-620-1
book cover art Number 4 of 4 magazine style books, softcover, 1998, 48 pages, 8.625 x 10.125 inches, Spain, DC/Vertigo NORMA Editorial, ISBN 84-7904-621-X

Hardcover Books

United States

book cover art First-printing hardcover with ribbon bookmark, 1998, 224 pages, 7.75 x 11.875 inches, USA, DC/Vertigo, ISBN 1-56389-431-9
book cover art Deluxe hardcover with ribbon bookmark 2007, 255 pages, 7.75 x 11.875 inches, USA, DC/Vertigo, ISBN 1401211909. Includes bonus material

United Kingdom

book cover art First-printing hardcover with ribbon bookmark, 1998, 224 pages, 7.75 x 11.875 inches, UK, Titan Books, , ISBN 1-84023-018-5
Michelle needs this one.
book cover art Anyone have this? Was it actually published? Hardcover 255 pages, 2007, Titan, UK, ISBN 1845764668 announced on Amazon but never available.

France

book cover art Stardust: Le Mystère de L’Étoile Hardcover, 2007, 255 pages (not numbered) 7 x 10.5 inches, France, Vertigo Panini France, ISBN 9782809401684

Italy

book cover art Stardust, Una storia d amore nel Regno delle Fate, Hardcover, 2000, 224 pages, 7 x 10.5 inches, Italy, Vertigo Magic Press, ISBN 88-87006-01-6 Book is deep blue cloth bound with silver foil accents, full color paper dustjacket.
image not available Stardust, Una storia d amore nel Regno delle Fate, Hardcover, 2007, 255 pages, 8.5 x 14 inches, Spain (published by a Spanish publisher, but printed in Italian text), Planeta DeAgostini, ISBN 978-84-674-5030-9 (this information also listed under Spain)

Spain

image not available Stardust, Una storia d amore nel Regno delle Fate, Hardcover, 2007, 255 pages, 8.5 x 14 inches, Spain (published by a Spanish publisher, but printed in Italian text), Planeta DeAgostini, ISBN 978-84-674-5030-9 (this information also listed under Italy)

Softcover Books

United States

book cover art Promotional staple-bound 8 page magazine style booklet, 6.75 x 10.25 inches, DC/Vertigo, USA, PROMO 8027
book cover art First printing softcover, 1998, 224 pages, 7.5 x 11.625 inches, USA, DC/Vertigo, ISBN 1-56389-470-X
book cover art Second printing softcover, no date listed, 224 pages, 6.625 x 10.125 inches, USA, DC/Vertigo, ISBN 1-56389-470-X (same ISBN as larger sized first printing, but smaller trim size)
book cover art Fourth printing softcover, no date listed, 224 pages, 6.625 x 10.125 inches, USA, Vertigo, ISBN 1-56389-470-X Same ISBN as first three printings but has Soon to be a Major Motion Picture at the top above the title, along with some other minor cover copy changes. Same art and trim size as second printing.
Michelle needs this one.
book cover art Fifth printing softcover, 2007, 224 pages, 6.625 x 10.125 inches, USA, Vertigo, ISBN 1-56389-470-X Same ISBN as first four printings but has new cover art and continues the smaller trim size.

United Kingdom

book cover art First printing softcover, 1999, 224 pages, 7.5 x 11.625 inches, UK, Titan Books, ISBN 1-84023-052-5

Brazil

book cover art Softcover with inside flaps, 2001, 208 pages, 6.75 x 10.25 inches, Brazil, DC/Vertigo Conrad Univros, ISBN 85-87193-50-3

Germany

book cover art Sternwanderer, Softcover with flaps, 2007, 255 pages (unnumbered) 6.75 x 10.25 inches, Germany, Panini Manga und Comic, ISBN 9783866073920
Art Folios

Art Folios

book cover art A folder containing 2 chapbooks (one by Neil Gaiman, one by Susanna Clarke) and 30 loose color plates by various artists, 1999, 6.75 x 10.25 inches, USA, Greenman Press, no ISBN nor barcode.
box cover art Stardust Print Suite. A boxed set of individual prints, measuring 14 x 16.5 inches, limited edition of 300. So far, 6 prints have been finished, with 6 more yet to come. Visit Charles Vess' page at Green Man Press for more information and images of the individual prints.
Non-Illustrated Editions

Hardcover Books

United States

book cover art First edition non-illustrated hardcover with dust jacket, 1999, 238 pages, 6.5 x 9.5 inches, USA, Spike Avon Books, ISBN 0-380-97728-1
no image available ISBN 0-61323-7706 September 1999 BT Bound Library binding. I saw this listed on Amazon but no image and not available. Half.com shows it with a blue cover, and not available. Info, anyone?
Michelle and Maureen both need this one.
book cover art Hardcover large-print edition, 2001, 291 pages, 8.625 x 5.625 inches, USA, Thorndike Press, USA, ISBN 0786233575 Glossy cover, no dustjacket issued.
Michelle needs this one.
book cover art Hardcover Turtleback lay-flat binding, July 2001, 252 pages, 5.25 x 8.125 inches, USA, Demco Media Turtleback Books, ISBN 0606229914
Michelle needs this one.
book cover art Hardcover library binding, 2003, 250 pages, 8.125 x 5.25 inches, USA, Sagebrush Library Binding, ISBN 0-61360-6485
Michelle needs this one.

United Kingdom

book cover art Hardcover, 1999, 246 pages, 6.25 inches x 9.5 inches, UK, Headline, ISBN 0747274169 Black cloth binding with gold foil lettering on spine, issued with white dustjacket with full color art, black satin ribbon bookmark
Michelle needs this one.
book cover art Hardcover large-print edition, 2001, 304 pages, 6 x 9.25 inches, UK, Ulverscroft ISBN 0708943586
book cover art Hardcover omnibus edition 2003, 1022 pages, 5.25 x 8 inches, UK, BCA Publishers (division of Hodder Headline), ISBN 0000001231939 Also includes Neverwhere and Smoke & Mirrors, black cloth binding with gold foil lettering and full color art dustjacket,
Michelle needs this

Finland

book cover art Tähtisumua, Hardcover, 1999, 226 pages, Finland, Otava, ISBN 951-1-16455-4
Maureen needs this one.

Holland

book cover art Ster, Hardcover, 2003, 254 pages, 8.375 x 5.5 inches, Holland, Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff, ISBN 90-245-4760-1

Italy

book cover art Hardcover, 2004, 248 pages, 5.75 x 8.875 inches, Italy, Mondadori, ISBN 88-04-53037-5 Black leather-like binding with silver foil accents, full color paper dustjacket.

Latvia

book cover art Nils Geimens Zvaigznu putekli Hardcover, 2007, 304 pages, 5 x 7 inches, Latvia, Veja suna klasika, ISBN 978-9984-777-59-7 .

Norway

book cover art Stjernestøv, Hardcover, 2007, 247 pages, 5.75 x 8.25 inches, Norway, Kagge forlag, ISBN 978-82-489-0659-9 Black cloth book with foil stamped design on front and spine, foil accents on color dustjacket.

Poland

book cover art Gwiezdny Pył Wersja autorska, Hardcover, 2007, 210 pages, 6 x 9 inches, Poland, Mag, ISBN 978-83-7480-065-5 Book is deep blue cloth with silver foil design, dustjacket has silver foil accents. Appears to be the PS edition with bonus material added at the end
Michelle needs this one.

Spain

book cover art Hardcover with dustjacket, September 2007, 226 pages, 5 x 7.5 inches, Spain, Roca, ISBN 978-8496791558

Sweden

book cover art Stjärnstoft, Hardcover, August 2000, B. Wahlströms Bokförlag, ISBN 913232541X
Maureen and Michelle both need this one.

Softcover Books

United States

book cover art Softcover Special Advance Reading Copy edition with decorated slipcase. August 1998, 238 pages, 6.125 x 9.25 inches, USA, Spike Avon Books, ISBN 0-380-97728-1 1000 of these were slipcased, with 250 of them being numbered and signed.
book cover art Softcover, Special Advance Reading Copy edition, identical to slipcased version, just without the case. August 1998, 238 pages, 6.125 x 9.25 inches, USA, Spike Avon Books, ISBN 0-380-97728-1
book cover art Softcover, mass market, January 2000, 336 pages, 4.125 x 6.875 inches, USA, Avon/Spike ISBN 0-380-80455-7 (same ISBN as the 2003 edition) Diecut window showing horse art on second page,
book cover art Softcover, trade paperback, 2001, 258 pages, 5.25 x 8 inches, USA, Harper Perennial, ISBN 0-06-093471-9
book cover art Softcover, mass-market paperback, 2003, 340 pages, 4 x 6.75 inches, USA, Avon, ISBN 0-380-80455-7 (same ISBN as Spike edition)
book cover art Softcover, trade paperback, 2006, 288 pages, 5.25 x 8 inches, USA, Harper Perennial, ISBN 0061142026
book cover art Softcover, trade paperback film edition, 2007, 350 pages, 5.25 x 7 inches, USA, Harper Entertainment, ISBN 97800671240485 The plainer blue cover was not the Neil-preferred version. It was replaced by the one below (identical ISBN, different cover) which lacks the 4 pages of color photos that are bound into the center of this book (and the photos in this version differ from those of the mass-market paperback). It also contains bonus material from M is for Magic.
book cover art Softcover, trade paperback film edition, 2007, 346 pages, 5.25 x 7 inches inches, USA, Harper Entertainment, ISBN 97800671240485 This movie-photo laden cover is the Neil-preferred version. It was replaced the one above (identical ISBN, different cover). This book has no photos bound into it. It does contains bonus material from M is for Magic.
book cover art Softcover, mass-market paperback film edition, 2007, 346 pages, 4.125 x 6.75 inches, USA, Harper, ISBN 9780380804559 This book has 4 pages of color photos from the film bound into the center (which are different from those found in the trade paperback with the plain cover). No bonus text material is in this edition.
Michelle needs this one.
book cover art Softcover, Harper Teen edition, 2009, 248 pages, 5 x 7.25 inches, USA, Harper, ISBN 9780061689246 This book has an excerpt from The Graveyard Book in the back.
Photo soon (scanner issues).

United Kingdom

book cover art Softcover, Special Advance Reading Copy edition, UK version in black and white
Maureen needs this one.
book cover art Softcover, mass-market paperback, 1999, 280 pages, 4.25 x 7 inches, UK, Headline, ISBN 0747263698 Cover identical to hardcover except that font for title is different,
book cover art Softcover, trade paperback, 1999, 256 pages, 6 x 9.25 inches, UK, Headline, ISBN 0747274193
book cover art Softcover, September 2005, 214 pages, 5 x 7.75 x .625 inches, UK, Headline UK, ISBN 0755322827, PS edition includes Wall: A Prologue, an interview with Neil and Reading Group discussion questions.
book cover art Softcover, Film Tie-in edition, 2007, Headline Review, UK, ISBN 0755337514
book cover art Film Tie-In softcover, Sometime in 2007, Headline Review, UK, ISBN 0755337557 Note: info from Amazon UK which is listing the same book with 2 different ISBNs in 2 trim sizes but only one has been offered for sale by them. Anyone know what's up with that?

China

book cover art Softcover, 2005, 273 pages, 5.5 x 8 inches, China, Sino, ISBN 986-7399-25-0
Maureen needs this one

Czech Republic

book cover art Softcover, 1999, 246 pages, Czech Republic, Polaris, ISBN 80-85911-50-7
Maureen needs this one.

Denmark

book cover art Stjernestøv, Softcover, trade paperback, 2000, 206 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, Denmark, Høst & Søn, ISBN 87-14-29574-1

Finland

book cover art Tähtisumua, Softcover, 2004, 226 pages, 4.25 x 7 inches, Finland, Otava, ISBN 951-1-19156-X
Michelle needs this one.

France

book cover art Softcover, trade paperback, 2001, 234 pages, 5.125 x 7.75 inches, France, J'ai Lu, ISBN 2-29031284-3
book cover art Softcover, mass-market paperback, 2001, 224 pages, 4.325 x 7 inches, France, J'ai Lu, ISBN 2-29032509-0
book cover art Stardust: Le Mystère de L’étoile Softcover mass-market paperback film edition, 2007, 224 pages, 4.325 x 7 inches, France, J'ai Lu, ISBN 9872290005972
Michelle needs this one.
book cover art Stardust: Le Mystère de L’étoile Softcover, trade paperback film edition, 2007, 306 pages, 5.125 x 7.75 inches, France, Au Diable Vauvert, ISBN 9782846261395 Publisher's logo (a devil) is sitting on a star reading a book on a gloss overlay, visible when you tilt the cover at an angle.

Germany

book cover art Sternwanderer, Softcover with inside flaps, 2000, 254 pages, 5.5 x 8.375 inches, Germany, Piazza ISBN 3-453-17283-3
book cover art Sternwanderer, Softcover, mass-market paperback, 2002, 224 pages, 4.5 x 7.25 inches, Germany, Germany, ISBN 3-453-19933-2
book cover art Sternwanderer, Softcover, 2007, 236 pages, 4.5 x 7.25 inches, Germany, Heyne, ISBN 3453501411 PS Edition with bonus material.

Holland

book cover art Ster, Softcover, film edition, 2007, 255 pages, 5.25 x 8.25 inches, Holland, Uitgeverij Luitingh, ISBN 9789024516872
Michelle needs this one.

Israel

book cover art Softcover, 206 pages, 2000, Opus, Israel, don't know ISBN because neither Michelle nor I know Hebrew :(
Maureen needs this one.

Italy

book cover art Softcover, 2005, 250 pages, 5 x 7.75 inches, Italy, Mondadori, ISBN 8804547103

Japan

book cover art Softcover film edition, 2007, 301 pages, 5 x 4 inches, Japan, Kadokawa Shoten, ISBN 978-4042971016

Norway

book cover art Stjernestøv, Softcover, film edition, 2007, 247 pages, 5.5 x 8 inches, Norway, Kagge forlag, ISBN 9788248907336
Michelle needs this one.

Poland

book cover art Gwiezdny Pył, Softcover, 2006, 216 pages, 4.5 x 7.25 inches, Poland, Mag, ISBN 8374800178 (though every site I've seen it sold on lists it as 8374800143, despite that not being the one on the book)
Michelle needs this one.
book cover art Gwiezdny Pył, Softcover, 2001, 4.5 x 7.25 inches, 208 pages, Poland, Mag, ISBN 8387968242
Michelle needs this one.
book cover art Gwiezdny Pył Wydanie filmowe, Softcover film edition, 2007, 250 pages, 5 x 7.75 inches, Poland, Mag, ISBN 978-83-7480-066-2
Michelle needs this one.

Portugal

book cover art Softcover with flaps, 2003, 171 pages, 5.875 x 9 inches, Portugal, Editorial Presença, ISBN 972-23-3140-x
book cover art Softcover with flaps, film edition, 2007, 171 pages, 5.875 x 9 inches, Portugal, Editorial Presença, ISBN 9789722331401
Michelle needs this one.

Romania

book cover art Pulbere de stele, Softcover, 2007, 224 pages, 4x7 inches, Romania, Tritonic, ISBN 978-973-733-124-3,
Michelle needs this one
book cover art Pulbere de stele, Softcover film edition, 2007, 224 pages, 4x7 inches, Romania, Tritonic, ISBN 978-973-733-1694
Michelle needs this one

Russia

book cover art Zvyozdnaya Pyil', Softcover film edition, 2007, 256 pages, size unknown, Russia, ACT Moscow, ISBN 978-5-17-046098-4, 978-5-9713-5953-1
Michelle and Maureen both need this one (these? I see 2 ISBNs)
book cover art Zvyozdnaya Pyil', Softcover (?), 2006, unknown pages, unknown size, Russia, ACT Moscow, ISBN 5-17-033864-3, 5-9713-1113-1, 5-9578-3023-2 (all 3 listed on bookland.ru)
Michelle and Maureen need this one / these /whatever
book cover art Zvyozdnaya Pyil', Softcover (? biblion.ru describes it as firm), 2006, unknown pages, unknown size, Russia, ACT Moscow Tranzitkniga , ISBN 5-17-033865-1, 5-9713-1114-X, 5-9578-3024-0 (all 3 listed on bookland.ru)
Michelle and Maureen need this one / these /whatever

Spain

book cover art Softcover with inner flaps, 2001, 210 pages, 5.5 x 8 inches, Spain, NORMA Editorial Brainstorming Collección, ISBN 84-8431-321-2 . The 7 on the spine indicates this is part of a series (listed on the inner flap, made up of various authors).
book cover art Softcover, 2005, Public Square Books, Spain, ISBN 1-59497-097-1 . A bit of a mystery book, the ISBN for this was stickered onto my copy of 8484313212 published by NORMA Editorial. I've yet to see a copy of this, though several sources list it online (and when I've ordered it, I get the 8484313212 with a sticker, not this copy with this cover. Anyone have any info?
Michelle and Maureen need this one, if it exists. I'm beginning to think it's a phantom edition.

Sweden

book cover art Stjärnstoft, Softcover mass-market paperback, October 2000, 224 pages, 4.25 x 7 inches, Sweden, B. Wahlströms Bokförlag, ISBN 9132433417
Michelle needs this one.
book cover art Softcover film edition , September 2007, B. Wahlströms Bokförlag, Sweden, ISBN 91-32-43624-6
Michelle and Maureen need this one
E-Books

E-Books

book cover art E-Book Adobe eBook Reader, 2001, PerfectBound, USA, ISBN 0060010827
book cover art E-Book Microsoft Reader, 2001, PerfectBound, USA, ISBN 0060010835
book cover art E-Book Gemstar eBook, 2001, PerfectBound, USA, ISBN 0060010843
book cover art E-Book Palm Reader, 2001, PerfectBound, USA, ISBN 006009723X
book cover art Kindle Book (Amazon), 2007, 352 pages, USA, HarperCollins e-books, ASIN B000FC13Y0
Audio Books

Audio Books

book cover art Audio Book, narrated by Neil, 2006, 5 CD set, 5.25 x 5.75 inches, USA, Harper Audio ISBN 0061153923
book cover art Audio Book, narrated by Neil, October 2007, CD, UK, Headline Review ISBN 0755336488
book cover art Gwiezdny Pył Audio Book, narrated by Artur Barciś , 2007, 5 CD set, 5 x 5.75 inches Poland, Wydawnictwo Auditus, ISBN 978-83-924873-1-9
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