Jekyll & Hyde - Two book set

Robert Louis Stevenson

Market Value

$400

List Price

€129.00

Last recorded sale

Last sold price

14-Feb-2022

$400

Description from the Amaranthine Books website


This set unites the two editions of this famous novella for the ultimate reading experience. The Jekyll Edition of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is inspired by the kind character of Dr. Jekyll. Pure, clean, strapped in white covers with silver page edges, it represents the essence of a good man. On the other hand, The Hyde Edition is inspired by the twisted character of Mr. Hyde. Black paper strapped in black covers, it represents the essence of a troubled man.


Once you get the books out of the handmade slipcases, it is recommended you search for the first of the three easter eggs. Upon opening the books you’ll be met with beautiful UV coating on endpapers which hide the second easter egg (if you are unable to figure out what it is, you might find a clue in the Afterword at the end of the book).


Each edition has its own special thing. If you look to the side of the Jekyll Edition, you’ll be met with silver page edges. When you open the Hyde Edition, you’ll be met with the opposite of your usual book – white print on black paper. Upon reading you’ll notice that every chapter begins with a small chapter illustration that serves as a symbol of that chapter’s theme. Furthermore, throughout the book there are grand total of 12 illustrations by Nebojša Cvetković spanning over six important events of the book. Inspired by the main character(s), each illustration is double-sided, giving two opposite perspectives of the same event. Finally, one of the illustration hides the last easter egg – the painting of the writer of this wonderful book, Robert Louis Stevenson.


Both of these books are the same content-wise, they differ only in mood set by the character they were inspired by, providing a unique reading experience depending on which is chosen first or if they are used interchangeably.


You can see more pictures, production details of the book and the illustrations in the gallery on the Amaranthine Books website.


Hyde edition - Jekyll edition