You know what’s hard to track down? 1st edition books. But thank goodness for E-Bay because now Immortal Alexander and I are the proud owners of The Neverending Story‘s 1st english translation.
Which is something I didn’t realize, this book was originally written in German. Who knew?
Why go through the trouble to find this edition?
Three main reasons.
- Because we both love the movie
- Neither of us have read the book version
- The Illustrations in this particular edition are gorgeous
Also, we’re nerds.
So I wanted to share with you guys some of the this book’s artwork. And after I read this puppy, I’ll come back and do a little retrospective/ or Book vs. Movie kinda thing.
Here’s one of the inside illustrations:
And this sassiness is the very first chapter heading.
You have to look at it in a mirror to read it correctly! So flippin’ clever.
What kind of 1st edition books would you love to get your hands on?