HaBO Update: Classics of Romance Edition

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In March 2021, Librarian HeatherS emailed us in regards to the hardcover version of Classics of Romance:

I purchased this signed hardcover copy of Skye O’Malley by Bertrice Small about 3 years in the past at a secondhand bookstore. It was printed in 1996. I assumed it was an attention-grabbing and weird version and I feel it might have been some form of ebook membership particular ordered by mail.

Any assist you or the neighborhood may give me can be a lot appreciated. I am certain that is not the one copy on the market!

Nicely prepare, we have now an replace from Heather!

I needed to comply with up with you on the HaBO romance classics you posted for me some time again.

I have not been capable of finding anything on the road but, however have requested for assist from the Browne Well-liked Tradition Library.

I obtained the 2 books talked about within the evaluations, so now I’ve 3 titles in whole.

Pink ribbon bookmarks and inset cowl for all, though solely the unique Bertrice Small is signed.

The seek for info and/or extra books on this collection continues!

Are you prepared for some photos? Overhead view of three dark blue and light blue green leather hardcover books with gold foil pads

They appear like a cross between novels and library reference books or collections of sure periodicals.

A stack of hardcover novels with blue and green colored leather and gold foil stamping stacked so the spines are visible

However scorching diggity we have now setbacks.

The flame and flower title page with author Kathleen Woodiwiss, the Romance Collections script logo, then a recessed image of a cliff with giant purple clouds and two people standing in the wind with the woman in a square neck blue dress with lots of white ruffles and a black cape fluttering behind her with a man standing three quarter length behind her in a giant white puffy shirt like i could live in the sleeves they are so tall

Sixteen the Fire title page with title writer Laura Kinsale and the Romance Classics script logo and a step back showing a very muscular white man behind a blonde white woman and they're probably supposed to pass ecstasy but it's them looks like you have gas cramps

SO! Rather a lot! MULE!

Aren’t they cool? I am so curious if any others have been made.

I requested Heather if she’d heard of any others on the present, and he or she says they’re very exhausting to search out: “I could not discover something about them in any respect. It is as in the event that they by no means existed… however they do exist, since they’re in my library. Nor are they in WorldCat or Goodreads.

Oooh, the mysterious edit is mysterious-uh!

It additionally strikes me as very attention-grabbing that many Kickstarters of customized editions or romance collectibles (I did a podcast on this with Katee Robert and Lucy Eden) produce intricate and chic hardcovers like these.

I do know hardcover editions of extremely rated books are highly regarded with YA readers, particularly in particular collector’s bins or subscription providers. (And do not get me began on how a lot I loved the art of the Subterranean Press Murderbot edition).

What romance would you want a collector’s version?

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