Published by Dark Horse in December 2001 (10.5 x 7 inches or 27 x 18 cm for the inner books, ISBN: 1-56971-686-2, cover price 175$, 208 + 64 pages) this edition comes whith a faux leather slipcase containing a faux leather bound printing of the first, self-titled Sin City tome, along with an additional 64 page, faux leather spiral-bound collection of never-before-seen preliminary sketches and pencil layouts from all the various Sin City series.
This is a limited print of 500, displaying a signed and numbered plate.
First, let's take a look at the main hardcover book that collects stories originally published in 'Dark Horse Presents' #51 to 62 (first series) and in the 'Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special'. This version is edited by Diana Schutz. There is also a picture here for size comparison purpose with the first 1993 paperback edition.
The main content of this hardcover is indeed almost identical to the 1993 and 1994 previous collected edition (different second and third of cover).
There are seven pages of bonus material at the end of the book (covers and adverts used in DHP), with extra beats and pieces not present in my 1993 paperback copy (perhaps they are in the 1994 hardcover edition).
|the two pieces on the left are not included in my paperback|