I am quite an aesthetic creature at heart and these covers are purely breathtaking not to mention amazing quality! I couldn't really resist placing an order after showing my other half the Star Wars trilogy book which wasn't on the website last time! It has to be the coolest book in existence, I'm sure some of you fellow Star Wars lovers might agree after seeing it in more detail, especially the back cover!
I half read my Dad's copies of The Vampire Chronicles when I was much younger, but being young (and dipped in folly) I never ended up finishing them before my parents divorced. I've always intended to get copies for myself and have found the odd book whilst thrifting in the past, but they've mostly been too worn out to even bother! Thinking back, it was probably a blessing in disguise now that I've got this gorgeous edition!
I found a hardback edition of Wicked whilst thrifting last year but that didn't stop me from getting this one too! Besides, this edition has book one (Wicked) and book two (Son of a Witch) of 'The Wicked Years' and as I found book three (A Lion Among Men) on my birthday back in January, that just leaves me with book four (Out of Oz) still to get! I just adore the steam-punk gears and vines and of course that amazing back cover!
Now for the pièce de résistance!
*Picks up jaw* Isn't it wonderful?! Just everything about it is gorgeous and I was completely wowed to find the original concept art by the late Ralph McQuarrie on the inner front and back pages, it adds a whole new level of splendour to the book and I can definitely see it becoming quite the collectors piece in years to come!
My dreamed about Barnes & Noble leatherbound library is coming along quite nicely! I won't be adding any more to it for quite a while yet but I already know my next purchases will be Stephen King: Three Novels (the cover is exquisite, bent skeletal trees and a spooky Queen Anne style house!) and Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales!
~ ♥ ~