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HaBO Replace: Classics of Romance Version

Again in March 2021, librarian HeatherS emailed us concerning the Classics of Romance hardcover version:

I bought this signed hardcover copy of Skye O’Malley by Bertrice Small about 3 years in the past in a used bookstore. It was revealed in 1996. I assumed it was an fascinating and strange version and assume it may need been a particular order-by-mail e book membership of some form.

Any provide help to or the group may give me could be a lot appreciated. I’m positive this isn’t the one copy on the market!

Effectively, prepare, we have now an replace from Heather!

I wished to comply with up with you on the Classics of Romance HaBO you posted for me some time again.

I haven’t been capable of finding out the rest concerning the line but, however I’ve enlisted the Browne Common Tradition Library for help.

I bought the 2 books talked about within the feedback, so now I’ve 3 titles complete.

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

The seek for data and/or extra books on this sequence continues!

Are you prepared for some footage? An overheard view of three hardcover books in green dark blue and light blue leather with gold foil stamps


They appear to be a cross between romances and library reference books or sure periodical collections.


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

However sizzling diggity, we have now stepbacks.

The Flame and the Flower title page with author Kathleen Woodiwiss, the Romance Collections script logo, and then a stepback image of a cliffside with giant purple clouds and two people standing in the wind with the woman in a square necked blue gown with a lot of white ruffles and a black cape billowing behind her with a man standing three quarters behind her in a giant white puffy shirt like I could live in the sleeves they are so big

Seize the Fire title page with title author Laura Kinsale and the Romance Classics script logo and a stepback showing a very muscular white man behind a blonde white woman and they're probably supposed to be conveying ecstasy but it makes them look like they have gas cramps

So! A lot! MULLET!

Aren’t these cool? I’m so curious to know if extra have been made.

I requested Heather if she’d heard of any others within the sequence, and he or she says they’re very arduous to seek out: “I haven’t been capable of finding something about them in any respect. It’s like they by no means existed… however they do, since they’re on my bookshelf. They aren’t in WorldCat or Goodreads, both.”

Oooh, mysterious version is mysterious-er!

It additionally strikes me as very fascinating that most of the Kickstarters of customized or collector’s editions of romances (I did a podcast about this with Katee Robert and Lucy Eden) are producing intricate and chic hardcovers like these.

I do know the arduous sure editions of a lot cherished books are very fashionable with YA readers, particularly in particular collector’s packing containers or subscription providers, too. (And don’t get me began on how a lot I cherished the artwork for the Subterranean Press Murderbot version).

What romance would you desire a collector’s version of? 



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