Friday, 2 March 2018

Readable Books!

So right before I left for my ski holiday, these two spectacular little books arrived in the mail. So professionally packaged in their little plastic containers.


I knew one was coming as the swap item exchanged for my Supermoon Rising painting, with my mini friend Deborah. But Jane Eyre was a surprise gift!


 The cover is beautifully printed. So much detail even on the back cover.


Deborah even personalised both books by putting my name inside the front cover, and there is a coordinating ribbon bookmark :D 


You can actually read the pages (in my case if I get a magnifying glass out...when did my eyes deteriorate so much.. could I be getting old??)  and there are illustrations as well


The pages are all edged in gold.

(sorry for the blurry photos.. I had a hard time getting my old phone to focus on something so small.)

I had requested a vintage Moby Dick for the Ship Captains house and Deb came through in spades. This version is wonderful.


I love the contrasting red ribbon bookmark.


Again it's been personalised for me. :D 


The illustrations are wonderful!


Even the spines are great.. Though I doubt I'll be putting them in a bookcase. These books need to be centre stage!


I can't thank Deborah enough for these treasures. I'm even more appreciative as she normally works in half scale but made these 1:12 books for me. I can't wait to finish the rooms they will live in. I definitely got the better end of the swap deal. I'll have to see what else I can do to even the table a little bit more. :) 



11 comments:

  1. Awesome books, Sam, these are absolutely beautifully made, and as you say: even personalised with your name. I agree with you that they'll deserve a place of honour in one of your miniature rooms. Enjoy!
    Ilona

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    1. Thanks Ilona, I definitely have plans for them both. I love a good swap :D

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  2. Hello Sam,
    These are amazing. The covers are beautiful and the quality of the printing is superb.
    Big hug
    Giac

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  3. I love these! But am I the only one who sees that the cover of Moby Dick has a flaw?

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    1. I had to look for ages Margreet to understand what you meant.. But now its even better because its a rare collectible misprint that made its way onto the market. ;)

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    2. I think it is fantastic: a rare misprint!!!

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  4. Beautiful work! I love the illustrations.

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    1. Me too Sheila! It was such fun to open them up and flip through the pages

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  5. These are wonderful! I love the details like the golden edges and your name in the books :-). What a great addition to your minis!!!

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    1. They are wonderful aren't they Millicent? I'm so lucky Deb made them for me. :)

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