It's difficult to say much about something that seems perfect. The book itself is wonderful; the velvet is a lovely touch.
The wooden case is solid, well-made. The Dracula inscription is understated and very cool.
Another awesome work of art from Amaranthine.
First of all if your a Big fan of Bram stoker's timeless gothic horror masterpiece of a novel you must own own this book!!.This is the most I've ever spent on a book and believe me I took a little while deciding wether or not to buy it.. But in the end I brought it because this is a completely one off limited edition and when all the copies are sold you won't see an edition like This again!! And believe me when you receive this book via DHL youll see for yourselves how much hard work and effort went into creating this absolutely stunning piece of Art!!!😮.. The paper is top quality, and the edges around the book are painted in deep black ink to give this edition a unique look! The book itself is actually bound in Red velvety like material and even the box it comes in is beautifully made! All sixteen illustrations are all in colour and are specially made to glow in the dark I could go on and on as to what makes this edition so special but all I can say is everyone deserves an expensive treat now and again but this is definitely one of those occasions where you simply have to buy this book as you will end up regretting it!!.. Especially if your a big fan of Bram stoker's novel or vampires In general a really fantastic collector's item and I really don't regret buying this book one bit! Delivery is very fast! I received it within 3 days(nitraly)!!.. It's also very well packaged and the cellophane around the book itself is not tight at all so when you open it you can't damage the book in any way so the whole package strategy is very well thouhgt out. 5 stars from me!!
Beautiful books. The whole feel of these books is great! You really feel like you are holding quality tomes
Beautiful book! Shipping was super fast and I’m extremely impressed with the quality
If you like high end books & collectibles then this is for you, first rate and luxurious! The wood box is way nicer than anticipated and the clasp is really intricate. Packed very securely for shipping and three day international delivery. All around a winner. Thank you!
It’s just quality on every level - in design as well as execution. Something uniquely beautiful.
Service great too - from Europe to Aus in five business days at standard rates. Crikey.
Book & case arrived in excellent condition.
Amazing product. Keep up the great work @ Amaranthine Books.
Negative point is the high cost.
This book is awesome! Love the wooden case it comes in, the dirt from Transylvania, the texture and color of the binding, the glow in the dark images, the book mark...everything is top quality! I was on the fence about purchasing it but am so glad I did. It's a great collectors piece and I think will be a convesation starter.
Shipping was incredibly fast and all I can say is well done Amaranthine books!
Just received both the Jekyll & Hyde editions of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic from Amaranthine Books. Wow. WOW. Incredibly high production values. These are a must have for collectors. With beautiful artwork throughout and a very well conceived and executed overall design for both editions, this is top notch. Can't wait for my copy of Dracula!
The pictures of Dracula, and those of Jekyll and Hyde, showed a love of quality books, bringing elements of the story into the craftmanship and design. This enticed me to buy from this relatively new publisher. And I'm glad I did. A fine edition of Dracula, from the wonderful binding to the amazing artwork. The book is very reminiscent of the production values of Charnel House. I'm eager to see what Amaranthine Books will do next. Recommended for anyone that appreciates quality books.
An absolutely stunning edition of this groundbreaking classic. The binding is blood red. The edges of the text block are black. It has an image on the cover that GLOWS in the dark. It even has a page marker that is relevant - it is a stake, of the kind you would employ to rid the world of any vampire in your area. This is such a wonderfully aesthetic and well thought out limited edition. Elegant and highly original.
I was bit on the fence initially about the book initially. It is a old story book after all and there has been a few editions I have owned throughout the years from my childhood never though a limited edition I'll admit. In the recent years the only other version I still have is from Folio society which is also somewhat in demand in the market. At any rate, once I saw pictures of it and those short youtube videos, I thought it might a be gorgeous production, a one of a kind book which I personally have not seen the likes of before.
Upon receiving the book, the coolest thing I saw was the Transylvanian soil compartment with dirt from Bran Castle. Even though Vlad III Dracula is said to have never set foot there, I think it is still significant historically and having that in the book makes me actually want to visit someday. The glow in the dark artwork in the book are outstanding. I have to say once i actually saw them in the dark, it was sheer scary. It is brilliant. I have honestly never seen that in a book and I really loved it. I keep looking at them in the dark after light exposure and I think anybody who owns the book will be quite happy with the effect.
I'll be honest about the last part, which i think was done to make the book stand out but I was also slightly grossed, having the title being written in human blood and all that. That to me was the only least coolest thing about the book. To some it might be of significance since it's vampire story after all, but I wasn't just into it.
Overall, this might be a little pricey to some but every other publisher makes limited editions of stephen king and newer authors, sometimes even out of their terrible stories, but this is an actual classic, Dracula has held the minds and imaginations of people for almost 150 years now with so many stories inspired from that, so this definitely it is worthy of getting a treatment of this magnitude and for owning it in my mind is totally justified.
I love this special edition of this wonderful story! It’s one of my all time favorite books, and to see it become a piece art on every page is amazing. I love the design and the little Easter eggs. Especially the tone it sets with the white print on black paper. It makes re-reading this story better every time.
Beautiful design, stunning illustrations and overall high quality of the book itself. A true collection piece that I would recommend to any book enthusiast.
They say "don't judge a book by it's cover", but in this case, you might as well. The book cover is just the first of many gorgeous details this Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde edition has. It is not only beautiful, it has an incredibly clever and well thought out concept that brings this edition to another level. You won't regret including this beauty on your book shelf!
My Thoughts On The Book: I'm the proud new owner of a copy of Amaranthine Books’ Scholomance edition of Dracula, and it’s a beauty! If you’ve seen pictures of it, you know that it’s a gorgeous production. However, this is more than simply another well-made edition of Dracula. What separates it from other versions are all the little story-relevant “surprises” embedded within it; be it the glow in the dark ink used on the cover and in the interior illustrations, the Transylvanian soil compartment, the title of the book being written in real human blood, etc. Combine that with its aesthetically pleasing nature, and this book is both unique and well worth every penny.
My Thoughts On Amaranthine Books’ Customer Service: As soon as I came across pictures and descriptions of this production, my interest was piqued; but I was on the fence about purchasing a copy because I was concerned about the company being located outside of the the U.S., and about their ability to properly pack the book for shipment. So I contacted Amaranthine Books (on a Saturday), and the founder and creative director, Marko Matijasevic, got back to me almost immediately that day. What ensued was what I can only describe as the best customer service experience I’ve ever had, bar none. (This is not an exaggeration.) Marko and I spent a couple of hours emailing back and forth, the end result of which was that he readily agreed to ship my copy per my packing requests, at no extra cost to me. He also informed me that Amaranthine Books fully insure their books with DHL, on the off-chance that something should go awry during shipment. So, I bought a copy that day, and felt completely comfortable making my purchase. My copy arrived safely here, in the United States, a few days later, and I’m extremely pleased with it!
Disclaimer: I’m not associated with Amaranthine Books in any way, manner or form. I purchased my copy at full price. I decided to do this review simply because I’m thrille...
I bought the Hyde edition of this book and was blown away by the quality so purchased the Jekyll edition too. Both look fantastic in my bookcase.
The contrast between the two (one with black pages and one with white pages is a stroke of genius.