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A Court of Thorns and Roses Collector’s Edition

Sarah J Maas Collector’s Editions A Court of Thorns and Roses Today’s video is a short review of the collector’s edition of Sarah J Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses, along with a flip through the collector’s edition of Throne of Glass at the end of the video as Read more…

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The Art of Murder: Agatha Christie & Tom Adams

Tom Adams designed the paperback book covers for Agatha Christie for over 20 years, with designs for Fontana in UK/Europe and Pocket Books in the US, so his works are easily recognisable around the globe. This video reviews all the covers and decodes some of the secrets behind their designs.

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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 sprayed edges here…

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Penguin’s Foiled F. Scott Fitzgerald series

Introduction This collection of F Scott Fitzgerald’s works was designed for Penguin by the brilliant Coralie Bickford-Smith to mark the anniversary of Fitzgerald’s death. Coralie designed the delightful Art Deco cover patterns to evoke the elegance and glamour of the jazz age depicted in the stories, with the “sense of 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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Mr Boddington’s Penguin Classics

Introduction Mr Boddington’s Studio is a luxury stationer from Manhattan, where skilled artisans jacketed premium cotton stock in vintage-y, custom artwork to create this gorgeous series of classic fiction for Penguin. In addition to the beautiful covers, they have added a ribbon marker, deckle-edged pages and coloured endpapers.  These beautiful editions Read more…

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