Overall this is a very good leatherbound book. The design is beautiful and the two-color letterpress printing looks awesome. There are still some small areas where Century Press can improve, though. In particular the corners of the case still bulge significantly outwards, implying the leather on the corners was not pared fully to reduce that bulge. Also, the squares around the text block are a little strangely proportioned - the head and tail are long while the foredge square is short.
Overall I’m happy with this purchase, but would be ecstatic about it with improvements in those two areas.
I got this book as a Christmas gift and cant overstate how impressed i was with the quality of the book. The binding was done perfectly. The type was a joy to read and the illustration perfect. Would recommend this company and this edition to anyone.
I just want to take a moment to say how much I like your edition of “The Call of the Wild.” This is my third Century Press book, and it is a pleasure to see how each book grows. I think this is the most beautiful volume of the three, with its gorgeous blue leather cover, light blue ribbon marker, matching blue snowflakes on the introduction page and the following title page, and the blue drop capital for each chapter - not to forget the blue type on the initial title page or the blue flame on the candle (nice touch!). The illustrations are extraordinary, like fine etchings. The letterpress printing is crisp and impressions obvious as you run your fingers over the text. As usual, the introduction gives a sense of history to the book and urges the reader forward to the story itself. Thank you for this impressive volume. Here’s to your continued growth and success!
As with previous issues this new one shines - the goat skin binding is great, the use of blue creates a really great contrast to the printed black. And the paper holds the impressing of the letterpress machine to give a great tactile feel. Lovely.
The Call of the Wild