Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!!
This weekly feature
showcases beautiful book covers,
and provides information,
on their very talented creators!
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about Shelf Candy Saturday,
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Here are this week's beauties!!
(Photos courtesy of eBay seller popblaster)
Why do I love these covers?
These books are exquisite. They are jewels. They were perfectly and precisely made, in a beautiful tone of aqua, each with a slipcase in the same color. The covers all bear the same identical, bold, graphic pattern, which looks very striking, being offset by the solid tone areas, and carries over to the spine. Words cannot express the overwhelming aesthetic pleasure I feel whenever I look at these pictures!
When I first saw these gorgeous specimens of the bookbinding art on eBay recently, my eyes were ensnared. Then....I coveted. Badly. These are three novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald, produced by The Folio Society in 2005. I knew I wouldn't be able to afford them, and that really hurt.... They were on auction, finally selling for $64.09, plus $21.75 expedited shipping and handling.
The photos above are very obvious, very strong proof that a digital book will never be able to compare with a real, printed book. Bibliophiles not only love the content of a book, but the book itself. I consider myself a bibliophile as well as a bookworm. I love the physicality of printed books! I love how they smell, their design, the feel of the pages.... The copy I so lovingly and longingly bought is now mine to treasure, mine to admire as well as read, whenever I want! In short, I am madly in love!!
Until I'm able to get the other two books -- and I will get them -- I can take out the one I now have in my possession, and fully enjoy it! I don't regret buying it for one solid minute! I'm going to savor this book like a fine wine.....ah, bliss!!!