Errol Le Cain – Master of Design and Colour in Children’s Book Illustration

A new entry in my illustrated bibliography series is a complete bibliography of the work of master illustrator Errol Le Cain. My favourite of his works are the incredible classic fairy tale picture book versions of Cinderella and Thorn Rose (Sleeping Beauty). Just Read more…

Gorgeous editions of classic fiction – new illustrated bibliographies feature

I have started a new feature here, providing links to illustrated bibliographies of the most beautiful editions of classic fiction, science fiction & fantasy, and – of course – all of my favourite vintage illustrators. The links and illustrations of each of Read more…

Folio Society’s “Cherished Tales” series of Limited Editions

Today’s post and video are on the Folio Society’s limited edition series of Cherished Tales. So far six have been released in this series and I cover four in depth in the video. Wind in the Willows LE with solander Read more…

East of the Sun, West of the Moon: A Taschen vs Folio Society Comparison

Taschen Edition Folio Society Calla Editions For this post I’ll be focusing on a comparison between two of the loveliest editions of East of the Sun, West of the Moon with Kay Nielsen’s incomparable illustrations. I think these are some of the Read more…

Rockport’s Delightful Classics Reimagined Series

Classics Reimagined Series by Rockport (Quarto) Classics Reimagined is a library of stunning collector’s editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual interpretation of the most well-loved, Read more…

Hidden Secrets in the Ready Player One Book

Author Ernest Cline hid some real ‘Easter Egg’ secrets in the hard copy versions of his book Ready Player One. This video shows you how you can find them to solve the clues yourself (go gunters!). Although the competition has Read more…

Folio Society & Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classics (A Christmas Book Haul)

Merry Holidays and Happy New Year! The video above is an overview of the books I got in December – which also happens to be my birthday, so it’s always a great book month for me! I have some lovely Read more…

Hidden Secrets in the Folio Society’s edition of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A very quick post this time – I’m starting a new series on ‘hidden secrets’ in books that you might not have seen before. This first one is an overview of the hidden flip book inside the Commentary volume of Read more…

Charles van Sandwyk’s Delightful Private Press Fairy Books

Charles van Sandwyk is a Vancouver artist, whose drawings and watercolours are reminiscent of the Golden Age of illustrators. He has illustrated several books for the Folio Society, and is also the author of numerous hand-made and private press books. Read more…

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