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Wordsworth’s Collector’s Editions of Classic Children’s Novels

Newly released last month is another delightful collection of hardcover classic children’s novels. These British Wordsworth colletor’s editions are very affordable volumes (hence, glued bindings, so perhaps not a long-term investment). They come in attractive bright colours with matching coloured end papers, and feature embossed gold and coloured blocking to enhance Read more…

Andrew Lang’s Original Rainbow Fairy Books

The first editions of Andrew Lang’s Fairy Book series have the most gorgeous covers and spines, which likely contributed to their enormous popularity on release. This illustrated bibliography of his books includes photos of the covers of the first editions, which are courtesy of The Lilly Library at Indiana University, Bloomington. If you’re interested Read more…

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Junior Deluxe Editions

Introduction Welcome to my illustrated bibliography of all of the books in Nelson Doubleday’s Junior Deluxe Editions series, I hope it will help people to build their collections of this delightful series – but please feel free to jump down to the table at the end of the text right now if you’re only after the list Read more…

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Children’s Literature & Fairy Tales

Beautiful Children’s Books Links below to the illustrated bibliographies of stunning fairy tale collections, fascinating folk lore, and beautiful children’s book series. Folio Society Rainbow Fairy Books Written by Andrew Lang, illustrated by a range of contemporary illustrators. A guide to the Folio Society’s fantastic complete Fairy Book collection. Decoratively Read more…

The Secret Garden – Lauren Child’s Limited Edition (and the rest of the Puffin Designer Classics and a few more bonuses)

In 2010, Penguin released a set of limited edition children’s classics under their Puffin imprint to celebrate their 70thanniversary. The titles included James and the Giant Peach designed by sculptor Antony Gormley, Little Women by fashion designer Orla Kiely, Treasure Island by architect and sculptor Frank Gehry, Oliver Twist by artist Peter Blake, Around the World in 80 Days by Read more…

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