These books are beautiful, they might be the best-made books I own! I read through the story in one sitting, and the illustrations capture the mood perfectly. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Amaranthine come out with next, after my experience buying and reading these books, it’s already a must-buy. I can honestly say that even with several Folio Society fine editions on my bookshelves, I’ve never been so impressed with a new edition - not only does it feel absolutely premium in materials and manufacturing but the design is also really innovative and unusual. The only thing I feel is missing from this edition is an introduction, it would be lovely to have the book introduced to give you a feel for its history and impact, but this is a really minor point. Keep going like this Amaranthine! Can’t wait to see what's next!
This very handsome book is as described on the Amaranthine Books website, and was received only two or three days after ordering. Very well packaged. The book itself is not overly large , while the type selected is at quite a large point size. It makes for a thick, substantial-looking book which is easy to read. Some unusual design choices - beginning the main story on the verso (left-hand page), printing text illustrated by the facing full-page and full-colour illustrations in bold. Plenty of fun touches that demonstrate although the creation of this book has been taken seriously, what is in essence a late Victorian thriller hasn't been treated with unnecessary solemnity.
I am a collector of rare books, and it is the first time that I see a limited edition different from the usual typology. This is a "studied" edition starting from the novel's details. I was late to buy the "Scolomance" version but also theTransylvania one is among the most beautiful and particular works of my collection.
Both the Jekyll and Hyde editions are exquisite. Very impressed with the quality and the original design.
I received the Jekyll and Hyde two edition set today and I couldn’t be happier. They are beautiful to behold and nicely made. The subtle differences between the two editions makes it worth while to purchase both. Black on white and White on black was a genius idea. Really beautiful works!! Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing what comes next.
I'm so glad you folks created this edition of Dracula. I love the tactile feel of the
cover and how you wrapped the whole idea of Dracula into the full package. This includes the case with the wonderful inscription inside. I look forward to your next project.
Very, Very happy with both the quality of the book and services rendered!! Couldn't be happier!! Thank you Folks.
I love it! The blood red velvet glow-in-the-dark cover, the limited number of books produced, the beautiful artwork; this is a must have book!
Bought this gift as a birthday present for my girlfriend.
She couldn't have been more pleased with the gift and it is now in prime position on the bookcase, next to three other copies from different publishers.
The presentation is truly superb, with the wood effect outer encasing the velvet tome. The stake bookmark is a nice touch, though there is also a black silk bookmark built into the spine if you prefer.
The book itself has lovely little details, from the black covered outer pages, to the bat details on the inner cover and the glow in the dark writing on the outer and on the pictures within.
In terms of reading, whilst a good number of pages, the font size is well spaced and of a decent size that you'll find yourself quickly ploughing through the chapters before you get to the acknowledgements from the design/creator of this unique limited edition number.
All in all, a fantastic buy for the fans of this horror novel, and one that is at hoe sitting on display as well as next to the bed for a bit of nightmarish reading as the moon comes up.
Excellent service and nice books from a new publisher I’m sure will be a force to be reckoned with going forward.
I ordered this title late on Friday night and it was delivered to me in the UK from Croatia on Monday morning...amazingly quick. The book was professionally packaged with lots of protection. I’m delighted with the production values and its innovative features. A first class experience I will certainly return for their next publication.
Beautiful layout and design - the black and white editions are a great touch!
What terrific books— finally a production that rivals the brilliance of this books.
In a paperless world where so many books can be purchased and read on a device for a fraction of the cost of a tangible book. Of course there will always be a place for solid, tangible books full of texture and smell… But in this digital age it does make one more selective about the tangible books and editions worth putting on the shelf.
Amaranthine’s Dracula is an edition worth every penny. Every artistic detail, from the velvet cover to the glowing highlights and the culmination of the layout ending on page 666, is pure genius.
This edition of Dracula transcends the story to become a legend itself.
This book exceeded my expectations. Excellent execution of a wonderful design. Inspired!
I have had my eyes on this book for a long time, finally went for it. The copy I received had a minor flaw, so I contacted Amaranthine Books, 45 minutes later a new copy was on its way and arrived next morning. A lot have been said about the excellent artistic craftmanship of this book, for which I completely agree, but add the dedication and level of customer service - I cannot see how it can get any better!
Received the books in just two days after ordering!! Books were well packed and received in pristine condition.Books are top quality, and i would buy again for sure - Recommended to you all !!!
The books were lovely. Top quality with great illustrations - very pleased - many thanks.
Delivery was astoundingly quick.
Beautiful set of books! A pleasure to handle and a privilege to place on my bookshelves. A good buy for the money. Delivery was lightning fast!