Beautiful book. From the fabric cover to the illustrations, it really is an excellent edition.
I bought the Hyde version of this edition on black paper. It is gorgeous. The printed white text on the black paper is crisp and easy to read. The illustrations are excellent and I love how they show both sides of the story. Looking forward to more Amaranthine titles!
This has to be my favorite edition of Dracula. With its unique features, it is a must have for any collector of the classics.
The book looks wonderful and is a standout while reading with its dark pages and white, almost bluish text. Its a standout on my shelf. Shipping was incredibly fast to the U.S. and was well packed. Thank you!
The book is simply said fantastic. From the fabric of the cover to the glow in the dark art. Everything pops just like you hoped it would. It's also very fun to find the hidden details scattered throughout the book. The book sits at the most prominent place in my living room and has seen many admirering faces.
Besides the quality of the book, they have a quality customer service as well. They are very quick and thorough in response and help you in any way they can. When I made my order, they helped me get the specific number I wanted (since the books are all numbered from 1 to 666). How many companies would do that?
Amaranthine Books? Yes please!
Bought this title very soon after discovering Amaranthine Books. Really love the design of the book which with white text on black paper is the "negative" of what you normally get (Mr Hyde, indeed). Love all the different design details, with chemical formulae, broken test tube, easter eggs, etc. Also love the illustrations which set a good tone to the story. Very nice quality thoughout; very happy with the book!
Ordered this in Sweden on a Monday, and it arrived from Croatia the very next day! Very, very impressed by the book and all the efforts that went into it, with all the easter eggs and the phosphorescent ink. The illustrations are wonderfully moody. It looks stunning, feels stunning and is a worthy tribute to one of the most classic novels of all time! Also very happy that it has a rugged (and beautiful) slipcase to protect it. Very pleased!
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.