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Penguin Galaxy – Hardback Science Fiction Set – Illustrated Bibliography

In October 2016, Penguin released their Galaxy Series – including six of their greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, curated by Neil Gaiman. Each volume features bright, bold “bare boards” naked hardcover designs with titles in stylized, embossed gold leaf type. The series was curated by crowd favourite Neil Read more…

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Cased Classics by Peter Owen

Introduction Peter Owen publishers have come out with an interesting series of novels which feature artwork from contemporary British artists printed paper-over-board beneath elegant die-cut jackets. I love that this collection features international classics, which is refreshing for a set of beautiful gift editions. Each volume is bound with printed endpapers, head Read more…

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Classic Fiction

Beautiful Classic Sets to Decorate your Shelves Sterling Signature Shakespeare Stunning die-cut illustrations Selected Shakespeare plays with stunning die-cut illustrations. First released 2012. Mr Boddington’s Classics Classic Penguin novels Vintage collection of classic authors with pretty covers. First released 2013. Rockport’s Illustrated Classics Contemporary illustrations for classic novels A library Read more…

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Illustrated Bibliographies

Children’s Books & Fairy Tales Fairy tale and folklore collections, beautiful modern children’s classics, stunning vintage children’s literature collections, and illustrated bibliographies of some amazing artists. Click through to view… Fantasy & Science Fiction Leatherbound masterpieces of science fiction and fantasy, modern clothbound editions, and vintage classic collections. Click through to view… Read more…

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Muller’s World Fairy Tales – The Complete List, Illustrated

A new page in my list of illustrated bibliographies has been added. The Frederick Muller’s World Fairy Tales Collections (also known as the ‘Folk and Fairy Tales’ series) were published between the late 1950s to the early 1970s. The books contain some lovely tales from countries all around the world, Read more…

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The Princess Bride – All The Books!

Many of you will be familiar with The Princess Bride from the almost perfect cult classic movie produced by Rob Reiner in 1987. But the movie was based on an equally fabulous book, and if you’ve never read it you are really missing out, because the book has all the Read more…