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Sprayed Edges – Video Tour

A quick video tour of the fancy sprayed page edge treatments in my collection at the moment. If you’d like to know where to find these ones (and a whole host of others), check out the illustrated list of fancy Read more…

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2019 Mid-Year Anticipations, Pre-orders, & Swag

A 2019 mid-year list of ‘beautiful books’ upcoming releases and pre-orders – editions with something a little bit special, as well as a few that are offering preorder swag.

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How to See Fairies by Charles van Sandwyk

Video Review How to See Fairies editions Today’s post covers the various editions of Charles van Sandwyk’s delightful book ‘How to See Fairies’, including the 1999 collector’s boxed set and the trade edition of the book, as well as with Read more…

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The Eerie Viking Art of Johan Egerkrans

Johan Egerkrans is the Swedish illustrator of a set of books on Norse Gods, Swedish fair folk, and creatures of world folklore. He combines a dark hard-edged imagination with the whimsy of Johan Bauer and Arthur Rackham.

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Grahame Johnstone’s ‘Finding Out’ Fables

Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone illustrated several stunning series of myths, legends and folk tales for 5 years of Finding Out Magazine, some of which never appeared elsewhere…

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Collecting Junior Deluxe Editions

Ahhh – who doesn’t love a stack of cheap and cheerful vintage children’s books? Do you know how many books there were in this classic series of the 1950s and 60s? And which ones have multiple covers, multiple illustrators, and Read more…

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