So, it was admittedly a bit ambitious to promise a post a day during the semester's final week of grad school classes. But I'm back with some beautiful leather-bound classics, each one from Easton Press-- the same publisher of my Jane Austen collection. I want to note that I only purchased one of these books myself (used from a second-hand bookshop), and the rest were gifts from generous family members who enable my book addiction.
- Herman Melville's Moby Dick
- Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination
- Donald Trump's How to Get Rich (signed by the Donald himself)
- Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass
- Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
- The Poems of Robert Frost
- William Shakespeare's The Comedies
- Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird
- William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair
- F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
- Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn
- Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
I am not sponsored by or affiliated with Easton Press in any way-- I just really adore the high-quality of their books. The spines are inlaid with 22kt gold; the pages are gilded in gold and silver; the paper is acid-neutral and sewn (not glued) into the spine; the end papers are made of moiré fabric; each book contains an attached satin-ribbon page marker. There is so much detail and craftsmanship that goes into each book, I know I'll be able to read them and handle them over and over throughout the years without them getting worn-out or damaged. I love the idea that I own books that will stand the test of time and become heirlooms for my children and my children's children.
Own any Easton Press leather-bounds? Which books do you consider the crème de la crème of your collection?