Some of the most beautiful books I know, are the Penguin Clothbound Classics. Each one is uniqe and has looks that fits the content in its own way.
I own just a few, but dream of having an entire shelf filled with these adorable darlings only.
The jackets are created by designer Coralie Bickford-Smith and Penguin describes them like this: “Featuring gorgeous patterns stamped on linen cases, colored endpapers, and ribbon markers, these are rich and sumptuous volumes that continue what will be one of the most coveted sets of books ever produced.”
I tend to agree. Theese are classics not only in content, but also in their looks and design. They are not the kind of books one give to fleemarkets, but the kind that you pass on to someone who will love them and read them, long after you are gone.