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Quarterbound Classics

Quarter clothbound

Bright cloth spines with contemporary illustrative covers and silk ribbon bookmarks. First released 2023.

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Little Clothbounds

Diverse novellas

Penguin's clothbound classic short stories with foiled covers. First released 2022.

Painted Editions

Wraparound Cover Art

Harper Muse hardbacks with painted cover art and full page pull quotes. First released 2022.

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Removable Ephemera

Classics with delightful removable period ephemera including maps, sheet music, postcards and family trees. First released 2021.

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Heller's Letters

Removable Letters

Authentic period style letters, expanding on missives mentioned in the original text. First released 2021.

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Penguin Vitae

"Penguins of one's life"

Diverse authors, foiled hardback covers and pretty endpapers. First released 2020.

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Beehive Illuminated

Slipcased contemporary designs

Oversized limited editions matching the greatest graphic artists in the world with classic works of fiction, prose and poetry from centuries past. First released 2019.

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Seasons Editions

Laser-cut limited editions

Seasonally thematic collections of classic fiction with laser-cut dust jackets and other features. First released 2019.

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Chiltern Classics

Small textured volumes

Beautiful editions of the classics with decorative textured covers inspired by the classic Victorian 'peacock' design. First released 2018.

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Classic Treasuries

Bright clothbound classics called Canterbury in the US and Bath in the UK. First released 2017.

MinaLima's Interactive Classics

Interactive children's classics

A collector's guide and complete illustrated bibliography of the interactive children's classics by the renowned illustrators of the Harry Potter universe. First released 2015.

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Penguin 'Leatherbound' Classics

Bright foiled and textured cover designs

Shiny patterns by Coralie Bickford-Smith catch the light on these faux leather bound classic novels. First released 2015.

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Rockport's Reimagined Classics

Contemporary illustrations for classic novels

A library of stunning collector’s editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. First released 2014.

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Penguin Pocket Philosophy Set

Fine linen two-toned bindings

Titles selected selected because they have “changed the history of thought”. First released 2014.

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Barnes & Noble Collectibles

Brightly decorative leatherbound classics

Luxurious art-deco designs by the brilliant Coralie Bickford-Smith for Penguin to mark the anniversary of Fitzgerald’s death. First released 2010.

Penguin Ink

Tattoo Art

Paperback classics with wraparound cover art by prominent contemporary tattoo artists. First released 2010.

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Calla Facsimiles

Beautiful facsimiles with golden age illustrations

Surprisingly affordable facsimiles of deluxe classics from the golden age of illustration. First released 2008.

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Penguin Clothbounds

Printed designs and linen bindings

Beautiful repeating patterns by Coralie Bickford-Smith feature on this classic Penguin series. First released 2008.

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Penguin Deluxe Classics

Quality Penguin Paperbacks

World classics, with wraparound cover art on French flaps and deckled page edges. First released 1997.

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Penguin's Foiled Fitzgeralds

Elegant metallic covers & matching bookmarks

A list of all the books in the series, including the original editions, signature classics, children's series, pocket books, and more. First released 1992.


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Cranford Series

Vintage Green & Gold

Dark green cloth bindings with rich gilt designs on the covers and spines. First released 1875.

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White's Fine Editions

Clothbound Tradition

Beautiful wraparound cloth covers by different illustrators and elegant typography and design. First released 2008.

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Sterling Signature Shakespeare

Stunning die-cut illustrations

Selected Shakespeare plays with stunning die-cut illustrations. First released 2012.

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Mr Boddington's Classics

Classic Penguin novels

Vintage collection of classic authors with pretty covers. First released 2013.

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Macmillan Popular Classics

Watercolour Artwork

Watercolour cover designs put out by Pan Macmillan India. First released 2016.

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Peter Owen's Cased Classics

Eye-catching International Classics

Gift editions of international classics, featuring artwork from contemporary British artists printed paper-over-board beneath elegant die-cut jackets. First released 2017.

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