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Cased Classics by Peter Owen

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 and 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 the books are provided in separate pages, so I will Read more…

Rare Folio Society Special Bindings

One of the rarest folio society books ever produced was a special limited edition binding of Hermsprong by Robert Bage. During the late 1950’s a number of Folio Society members were interested in having the option to buy the Society’s books in specially bound and signed limited editions. So in Read more…