And now I have some more beautiful books to add to my list. I saw images of these books in various places the last few weeks and I could not figure out where they came from, but finally I found them. They are Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classics and they are amazing..
There are about 20 different books in the collection so far, and the above are just a few of my favorites. This picture does not really do the Alice and Wonderland edition justice, I saw it in the store and the pink is outstanding.
Here is an illustration from Arabian Nights and I love that the page edges are gold embossed.
Images of Coralie Bickford Smith books via: http://www.doobybrain.com/2008/11/20/penguin-hardcover-book-designs-by-coralie-bickford-smith/