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Mr Boddington's Penguin English Library

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Mr Boddington’s Studio is a luxury stationer from Manhattan, where skilled artisans created 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 were sold exclusively at Anthropologie (until they went out of print) for less than $20. However, they are currently difficult to find for a decent price, so my best advice is to keep regularly checking second hand options until a copy you can afford pops up. I’ve added links below for a few common places you might find them, but second hand shops are also a good bet.

(Interesting note: there was a printing error on Jane Eyre, and Emily Brontë is credited as the author instead of Charlotte Brontë on the boards underneath the dust jacket!)

Other fun books put out by Mr Boddington in a similar illustration style include Mr Boddington’s Etiquette and Every Day – a five-year memory book.

Books in the Series

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Penguin Classics (2013), isbn 9780147509079

→ OOP. Check availability at Abes | Amazon | eBay

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Penguin Classics (2013), isbn 9780147509093

→ OOP. Check availability at Abes | Amazon | eBay

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Penguin Classics (2013), isbn 9780147509048

→ OOP. Check availability at Abes | Amazon | eBay

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Penguin Classics (2013), isbn 9780147509055

→ OOP. Check availability at Abes | Amazon | eBay

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Penguin Classics (2013), isbn 9780147509062

→ OOP. Check availability at Abes | Amazon | eBay

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Penguin Classics (2013), isbn 9780147509086

→ OOP. Check availability at Abes | Amazon | eBay


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