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Easton Press Editions of Narnia

Postby InklingsNut8472 » Jun 06, 2010 2:54 pm

Has anyone else seen the Easton Press editions of the Narnia series? I bought these a couple years back, and they've been the joy of my library ever since!

They look good. They feel good. They even smell good. I pity the reader who has never held a leather bound edition of LWW or any of the other Narnia books for that matter.

What are your favorite editions of the books and why?
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Re: Easton Press Editions of Narnia

Postby Warrior 4 Jesus » Jun 07, 2010 2:54 am

I've sure they feel good and smell good but I don't like the look of them. The gold etchings are a bit gaudy. And the price? Ouch. But it's good that the option is there for those who have lots of money (or are serious collectors).
Personally, I thought The Space Trilogy set looked (slightly) better.
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Re: Easton Press Editions of Narnia

Postby Aravis Narnia » Jun 07, 2010 4:28 am

They look like they would belong well in an academic library or museum. Sadly, the binding is not as eyecatching for kids in a public or school library as the Chris Van Allsburg covers of the Scholastic editions. The covers even kind of make the looks seem Victorian rather than from the 1950s.
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Re: Easton Press Editions of Narnia

Postby InklingsNut8472 » Jun 07, 2010 1:38 pm

If everyone has their vice, mine is spending more money on books than I probably should, if that's even possible. Ha.

I love the Easton Press editions, but there are some other nice ones out there. I haven't bought it yet, but I like the look and feel of the Barnes & Noble omnibus edition, the one that's bright blue and has sort of a faux-leather exterior. I think that one would stand out on a library shelf!
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