Awesome Easton Press Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn DLE

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Awesome Easton Press Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn DLE

lokakuu 26, 2018, 3:36 am

So I was just wondering if anyone else had a copy of this amazing book. What I keep coming back to that I like so much about it (besides the story) ... silly enough ... is the cover.

It is a very nice leather (in my opinion). It can maybe be seen as kind of smooth plastic-y ... sort of ... but it's more smooth leather ... and with a good thickness. Also the "humps" on the spine of the book are more pronounced then most.

So my question is ... are there anymore EP titles that are similar to this.

I just got a hold of EP's DLE of A Yankee in King Arthurs Court ... and it too is very nice ... and it's cover has some similarities to the Huck Finn one ... but it is less smooth/thick ... and has more of a small grain texture.

Around the world in 80 days, Jungle Book and Michael Strogoff all have kind of similar covers (smooth leather) to Huck Finn. But there is definitely something special and unique with the Huck Finn (maybe it also has to do with the really dark green cover and the size of the book ... it's more wide then any of the above mentioned ... except "king arthur's court").

Maybe it's the combo of the size (thin, not as many pages/thick) and the dark color and the texture/exaggerated binding bumps ... maybe it's all these things that contribute to my enjoyment of holding it and touching it while reading it (yes ... I know I sound like a 12 year old boy talking about a first experience) lol

I know I'm talking circles here ... but just seeing if anyone else has a similar experience with this title ... or if I'm just weird with this one.


lokakuu 26, 2018, 3:38 am

... oh and ... it's also the smell. How old is this print release ... and the leather cover still has a very strong ... amazing ... leather smell to it!

yes, I got problems with my excitement levels when a book affects all my senses.

lokakuu 26, 2018, 9:09 am

That is the reason all of us choose EP. To excite all the senses when we read them. Otherwise we would be reading mass market paperbacks.

lokakuu 26, 2018, 11:14 am

>1 thisGuy33: not sure which one you are talking about is it the dark green Norman Rockwell set, which is not a DLE?

lokakuu 26, 2018, 11:47 am

>3 Wootle: indeed it is true! I didn't understand the fascination and true satisfaction until I experienced it for myself. Now I refer to it as an addiction and a necessary daily lifeline. ha!

>4 HugoDumas: this is the one I am referring to. I found it in a local used book sale ... and for a fair price (as you can see marked at the top in photo 4). It is one of my favorite DLE's to hold and read for some reason ... most of which i described in the obnoxious 12 year old childs rant above. lol

lokakuu 26, 2018, 12:04 pm

>5 thisGuy33:
I can’t believe a bookstore owner would write in a limited edition. Congratulations, you got a real steal at $200!

lokakuu 26, 2018, 12:16 pm

>5 thisGuy33: that was a good price. Thankfully you can erase the price which is in pencil. Use the soft pink eraser.

lokakuu 26, 2018, 2:23 pm

>7 HugoDumas: yeah ... I couldn't believe the price when I saw it. This is a great small local used book store. I think they just have so many books that they mark the "current" market price when they receive it ... and if it sits on the shelf long enough ... that price remains the same as the market price increases.

And I'm sure they don't go back and reprice any of their books ... there are just way WAY too many. And every time I go in there ... I see people bringing boxes and boxes of books to trade in.

>6 jroger1: As for the pencil price marking ... I've watched them mark the price in some books before ... and they use a very very soft marking. Sometimes so light you can hardly read it. But I do agree ... it's cringe worthy seeing a marking in these fine limited books.

lokakuu 27, 2018, 1:37 am

>7 HugoDumas:

While I agree with much of what you promote, that pink eraser remark made me cringe!! Ahhh!!! It hurts! I've never seen a pink eraser of any make not leave smudging behind (they usually expand smudging for me). I'm a huge fan of Pentel's polymer eraser, which is white. I think painted drywall is about the only think it hasn't gracefully eliminated 100% of a pencil mark for me.

lokakuu 27, 2018, 9:23 am

>9 treereader: certainly not the one you find on a pencil. Whatever artists or draftsmen use are fine, those that are smudge free. The one I have works fine.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 19, 2022, 4:52 pm

Back on the DLE list with a price increase. Now (3) installments of 73 USD.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 22, 2022, 2:47 pm

>8 thisGuy33: Just a few weeks ago I received a used copy of an EP edition of The Malacia Tapestry and promptly returned it. When I unboxed it and flipped through it, on the inside of the front cover there was a price written in the top right-hand corner ... in felt ink!

WHAT?! what bookseller in their right mind does that?

To be fair to the bookseller, they promptly fully refunded the purchase price and paid for the return shipping explaining that they had received the book from someone else and did not notice the inked price.

Very weird...

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