The Seasons Editions – Beautiful Die-cut Classics

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The Seasons Editions - Beautiful Die-Cut Classics by Thomas Nelson

Introduction

This series published by Thomas Nelson includes a selection of classics released in groups of four between 2019 to 2021, with each book specially chosen to thematically reflect the season in which the main part of the story occurs.

2022 Update: Details about the new matching “Jane Austen Collection” which adds Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park in a similar series binding.

seasons editions in bookshelf

All books in the series feature a detailed laser-cut book jacket designed by Kate Armstrong, that comes protected with a removable plastic jacket (they are supposed to be discarded, but the design is so fine and fragile you are likely to want to keep it it protect from shelf wear and damage). 

The books have textured boards in block colors under the jacket, with gold foil stamping on the front cover, spine and a seasonal quote from the book on back cover. The books are illustrated throughout with several decorative quotes in a block color that matches the spine.

The Winter editions have page edges sprayed to match the boards, while later editions feature a matching laser-cut bookmark. Winter and Summer jackets are white, Spring jackets are cream and Fall jackets are black. Small die cuts also feature on the spine of the dust jackets, so they look really beautiful on the shelf as well.

The endpapers are patterned, and match eight large colored pull-out quotes that decorate the interior. The bindings are smyth-sewn, with coordinating head and tail bands and a ribbon bookmark. (Winter editions featured sprayed page edges, later seasons included matching laser cut bookmark.) Interiors are printed in two colors on heavy weight (105gsm) white paper with drop caps and decorative borders. All books are first editions, and the entire print run is numbered and limited to 10,000 copies.

Disclaimer: I received a review copy of Pride and Prejudice from the publishers. I loved it enough I went out and bought the rest of the set myself.

Seasons Editions - Winter

Released November 2019

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Teal sprayed page edges.

*Note: an unnumbered edition of this title will be re-released under the Jane Austen Collection

► OOP. Check availability at AmazonAbes | eBay

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Blue sprayed page edges.

► OOP. Check availability at Amazon | Abes | eBay

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Grey sprayed page edges.

► OOP. Check availability at Amazon | Abes | eBay

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Pink sprayed page edges.

► OOP. Check availability at Amazon | Abes | eBay

Seasons Editions - Summer

Released July 23, 2020

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Issued with die-cut bookmark.

► OOP. Check availability at Amazon | Abes | eBay

Persuasion – Jane Austen

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Issued with die-cut bookmark.

► Buy Persuasion from Amazon | Book Depository | Abes | eBay

The Wonderland Collection – Lewis Carroll

An omnibus edition that includes Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass and A Tangled Tale. Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Issued with die-cut bookmark.

► Buy Wonderland from Amazon | Book Depository | Abes | eBay

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Issued with die-cut bookmark.

► Buy Huck Finn from Amazon | Book Depository | Abes | eBay

Seasons Editions - Spring

Released March 9, 2021

Emma – Jane Austen

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Issued with die-cut bookmark.

► Buy Emma from Amazon | Book Depository | Bookshop.org | Abes | eBay

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Issued with die-cut bookmark.

► Buy Sherlock Holmes from Amazon | Book Depository | Bookshop.org | Abes | eBay

The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Issued with die-cut bookmark.

► Buy Hunchback of Notre Dame from Amazon | Book Depository | Bookshop.org | Abes | eBay

The Secret Garden– Frances Hodgson Burnett

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Issued with die-cut bookmark.

► Buy Secret Garden from Amazon | Book Depository | Bookshop.org | Abes | eBay

Seasons Editions - Fall

Released 31 August 2021

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Issued with die-cut bookmark.

► Buy Sense and Sensibility from Amazon | Book Depository | BookShop.org | Abes | eBay

Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Issued with die-cut bookmark.

► Buy Anne of Green Gables from Amazon | Book Depository | BookShop.org | AbeBooks | eBay

Shakespeare in Autumn – William Shakespeare

Selected plays (The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Twelfth Night) and the complete sonnets. Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Issued with die-cut bookmark.

► Buy Shakespeare in Autumn from Amazon | Book Depository | BookShop.org | Abes | eBay

Dracula – Bram Stoker

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker. Issued with die-cut bookmark.

► Buy Dracula from Amazon | Book Depository | Abes | eBay

Jane Austen Collection

Released 14 March 2023.

A series of collector’s editions based on the limited edition Seasons collection. Same laser cut dust jacket, but unnumbered and without the sprayed edges of Winter nor the bonus bookmarks of the other seasons. Redesigned internal pull-out quote pages.

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker.

► Buy Pride and Prejudice from Amazon | Book Depository

Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker.

► Buy Northanger Abbey from Amazon | Book Depository

Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

Delicate laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker.

► Buy Mansfield Park from Amazon | Book Depository

4 Comments

Aimee · 25 April 2022 at 11:26 pm

Hi. I am looking for wuthering Heights and a Tale of two cities. Any chance those might be around?

    Daisy · 26 April 2022 at 7:34 am

    Unfortunately they are quite expensive second-hand right now because they only recently went out of print. I’d suggest keeping an eye out on Amazon / Abe’s / eBay for one at a decent price…

Abby · 1 April 2022 at 5:47 pm

Hi,
I have desperately been trying to track down copies of Little Women, Pride & Prejudice and A Tale of Two Cities Winter Editions and have had no luck so far. Do have any advice or know of anywhere that I could try? This would be such a great help as I am in love with these books and heartbroken to not have the complete collection.
Kindest regards,
Abby

    Daisy · 1 April 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Hi Abby – I actually do have some good news for you! Harper Muse are reissuing the Jane Austen collection in this design (without a few of limited edition features like the bookmark and with some other small changes, such as interior colors and quote design), so you will at least be able to track down Pride and Prejudice (it’s on preorder at Amazon UK here: https://amzn.to/3iVgJn6). Little Women is a tough one (Abes and eBay are your best options). A Tale of Two Cities is still available new from some sellers (e.g. https://amzn.to/3jbzfYF). Good luck!

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