Looking on the Inside – Part 2 – Classics and Special Editions End Papers

Back in September I shared with you some end papers to some of my books. I took a lot of pictures of end papers that I didn’t show in that post. While at the moment I am not sure I am going to show all the pictures in different posts like these next year I knew I couldn’t withhold these at least.

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These is The Belle and The Beast edition with interactive elements. I like that this has hearts. It seems to fit Belle. I still have to read it though, but I know the tale is different from the Disney one.

This is my edition of The Nutcracker. While mine is Dutch the design is based on an English one so you should be able to find this with these end papers as well. I like how it repeats a few small images. The colors used and the rounds that look like christmas balls give of a christmas feeling.

These are the end papers of a non-fiction book called Death and the Afterlife. The design is so pretty and these end papers fit so very well.

Here we have The Story of King Arthur and His knights. It is a leatherbound by Sterling and these end papers obviously fit really well with the story.

Here we have the tiny Puffin clothbound children classics that I am in love with. I have five now. Matilda, Treasure Island, Oliver Twist, The Wizard of Oz and The Wind in the Willows. Each end paper has some images it repeats that has to do with the story. I love the Oliver Twist ones.

These are the endpapers of Romeo and Juliet. This edition is from Dutch publisher Blossom Books and Tiny Fisscher rewrote the play into a story. There is something so striking about these endpapers yet when you look close enough there isn’t evey anything that special about each image.

Look at those gorgeous shells and sea stars on the end papers of The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales. This is from the same line as the King Arthur book.

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Here we have the end papers of the Barnes and Noble pink leatherbound edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Other Stories. I like how these illustrations were colored in, but not too bright. Very fitting with the story I think.

This is the The Snow Queen and other Winter Tales leatherbound barnes and noble edition. The feather illustrations looks so gorgeous and almost like snow.

I fell in love with this edition of Murder on the Orient Express when I saw these end papers with the train on it. It is sooooo gorgeous. And my husband loves model trains so I like it when I see trains on books haha. This is the Harper Collins special edition of the book.

And lastly I have a paperback with a single end paper at the start with a photo image. This edition is the free library edition we got last year of I, Robot. In that the picture is obviously fitting. I don’t think I would have chosen it though. Oh well.


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21 thoughts on “Looking on the Inside – Part 2 – Classics and Special Editions End Papers

  1. I love it when this much thought has gone into designing a book! It’s such a nice surprise to open a book and to see it’s as gorgeous on the inside as it is on the outside πŸ˜€ All of these are so pretty!

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  2. ahh, I love this article! I always love seeing special/classic editions! the End papers in some of them can be so stunning! Now I’m really excited to see all of my own endpapers in my classic/special editions! I know some of time are really stunning but I’m sure I’ve forgotten a lot of them as well!

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  3. I loooooooooooove the Nutcracker endpapers! πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œ

    I need to get the some of Puffin clothbounds like Wind in the Willows, and a B&N Alice in Wonderland… now that they have a different color than pink. πŸ˜€

    Gorgeous photos! πŸ‘βœ¨

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