Slip-Cased Book Editions: Great Gifts for the Holidays

Posted December 13, 2017

Check out a sampling of our collection of slip-cased titles from Arcturus Publishing.

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Slip-Cased Book Editions: Great Gifts for the Holidays

December 13, 2017

Slip-cased editions make great gifts for the holidays. Check out a sampling of our collection of slip-cased titles from Arcturus Publishing:

A Christmas Carol: Deluxe Gift Edition

This slip-case reproduction of the original 1843 edition of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol features the pocket-sized book just as the first avid readers of A Christmas Carol would have experienced it – except this lovely deluxe gift edition is presented in a charming slip-case, so it makes a great holiday gift that will last year after year.

The book contains the original, color illustrations and woodcut designs by John Leech that were commissioned by Dickens himself for the first edition, as well as a reproduction of the front manuscript page with Dickens’ handwritten holiday note. The book has gold gilded edges, an embossed cover with gold-foil lettering, and includes as introduction by G.K. Chesterton and a preface by B.W. Matz, the founder of the famed Dickens Fellowship.

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Notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci

This carefully edited collection of Leonardo da Vinci's original notebooks provides a representative selection of his genius and shows how he recorded his thoughts on a variety of topics. Selections from his work on anatomy, on the flight of birds, warfare, and of course, his stunning inventions, such as the flying machine, are included. The original drawings and diagrams from his notebooks are placed next to the relevant text so that the reader can see Leonardo's mind at work. This translation from Edward McCurdy, one of the foremost scholars on Leonardo da Vinci, provides a fascinating window into the mind of one of the most impressive people in history.

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The H. P. Lovecraft Collection

This slip-cased box set is a collection of H. P. Lovecraft’s entire output—in six volumes. This collection includes everything from his early macabre stories to his tales of the dreamlands, and of course, his famous Cthulhu novellas. First written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and ‘30s, Lovecraft’s writing still resonates today and will leave readers both terrified and astounded by the breadth of his imagination.

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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Examining the universal and perennial topics of love, beauty, time, and mortality, the 154 sonnets by William Shakespeare have been often quoted in the last 400 years since his death. Of them, 126 are addressed to a young man known as the “Fair Youth,” while the last 28 are addressed to a woman, the “Dark Lady.” Over the years, there has been much speculation as to who these two figures really were, but no real answer has been found. The sonnets were first published in 1609, though probably written in the 1590s, but since their publication, there is hardly a language in the world into which they have not been translated. This handsome edition celebrates the glory of Shakespeare's language with the addition of color illustrations reflecting the life and times of the world's best-known writer.

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Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland

The leprechaun is one of the iconic symbols of Ireland. But for all the fantastical creature's popularity, the folk tales from which he emerged are largely unknown. In this anthology, the masterful poet W. B. Yeats has collected and collated the enthralling stories of the Irish peasantry. They have been carefully divided into categories ranging from ghost stories to tales of the devil to stories of witches and fairy doctors. The stories are just as moving as his poetry.

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Grimm's Fairy Tales

This illustrated collection of the classic fairy tales collected by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and translated by Margaret Hunt. Several illustrations by the famous Arthur Rackham accompany the text. The fairy tales included range from the ever-popular Cinderella and Snow White to the morbid Hansel and Gretel and the fantastic King Thrushbeard. Containing morality lessons while often maintaining a darker side than most children's stories, these fairy tales make excellent reading for both children and adults.

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The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling's classic story of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, is brought to life in this brand-new slip-case edition. Follow Mowgli as he embarks on a series of incredible adventures and meets a cast of unforgettable characters along the way, such as Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and Shere Khan the tiger. Featuring striking new full-color paintings by talented Croatian illustrator Seb Camagajevac, it’s sure to enchant young readers aged 8 and up.

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Classic Fairy Tales

A wonderful collection of classic fairy tales for children aged 3 and up in a beautiful slip-cased gift edition.

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Gulliver’s Travels & Robinson Crusoe

Gulliver's Travels is a satire of travellers' tales. Upon its publication in 1726, it became immediately popular and has never been out of print. Centering on the travels of Lemuel Gulliver, it made famous the Kingdom of Lilliput and its tiny inhabitants. A work of satire, Gulliver's destinations and the people he encounters poke fun at both the political situation that existed in Britain during Swift's time and also at the human condition. Robinson Crusoe was first published in 1719 and credited Crusoe as the author, so readers believed that he was a real person. Shipwrecked, Crusoe spends 30 years on a remote tropical island before being rescued. It is thought to be one of the first novels in the realistic style and was well received from its first publication. The inspiration for Crusoe himself was believed to be Alexander Selkirk, a Scot who was shipwrecked for four years on a Pacific island that is now part of Chile.

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