"The first book of its kind. A selection of over five hundred photographs of arguably the rarest and most spectacular plants on earth, photographed in their natural habitats over the past 80 years by a global cadre of obsessed cactus aficionados made up of both the amateur and the professional. These explorers' relentless drive to find and document succulent plants in some of the most remote landscapes on earth has created an extraordinary collective body of photographic work, one which has rare
"Dylan by Schatzberg Coffee Table Book features exclusive photography of musician Bob Dylan. In 1965, photographer Jerry Schatzberg, already well-established in the field due to his fashion and portrait photography for various publications, such as Vogue, Esquire and Life, listened to Bob Dylan for the first time. Schatzberg would eventually do nine more photo shoots with Dylan from 1965-6, arguably the singer's most creative period, and capture the (now) Nobel laureate during one of the most pi
"Considered by many to be the greatest novel ever written, Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace remains a tour de force in realism, historical fiction, and philosophy. Entwining the lives of five Russian aristocratic families around the time of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, Tolstoy's scenes of life and turmoil in Saint Petersburg and Moscow come to life with dozens of hyper-detailed characters. The novel culminates at the Battle of Borodino where protagonist Pierre Bezukhov realizes his romanticized vis
Love the Great Gatsby? This set of five books includes the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and feature custom jackets that make up one design based on the original dust jacket for The Great Gatsby. The titles in the set include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, Tales of the Jazz Age, Tender is the Night and This Side of Paradise.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald's era was one of speakeasies, flappers, and social and cultural revolutions that would change America. Readers of Fitzgerald know there's a certain kind of magic in being taken back to this time in history, and now his novels and a short story collection are available in this set. We designed the custom jackets based on the Art Deco style that was popular when Fitzgerald was alive. The books, published by Scribner, are pillars of American literature and will bring some Jazz
"Edmund Morris's The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the finest biographies of our time, winning both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for best biography in 1980. His subsequent Roosevelt biographies completed TR's amazing story and are now published for the first time in a handsome set of three hardcover books. Each volume has deckle page edges, photographs, and reproduced historical documents. Custom jackets feature a regal portrait of the 26th President with his signatur
"Cocktails with a Literary Twist. Congrats. You fought through War and Peace, burned through Fahrenheit 451, and sailed through Moby-Dick. All right, you nearly drowned in Moby-Dick, but you made it to shoreand you deserve a drink! A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, the Graphic Image Tequila Mockingbird Leatherbound is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipespaired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novelsthe
"Here's drinking with you, kid. We know your type. You love the smell of napalm in the morning, you see dead people, and you're the king (or queen!) of the world. No matter your cinematic stripe, there's a beverage (or ten) tailor-made just for you. Gone With The Gin Leatherbound is like a classic cocktail, with its iconic, vintage appeal. Mixed media illustrations by award-winning Danish artist Poul Lange feature vintage bottle labels, postcards, and magazine images. The illustrations are match
Considered to be the greatest American novel by one of America's finest writers. Published first in England in 1884 and then the following year in the U.S, This book follows the colorful Huckleberry Finn, whom we first met in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, on his continuing exploits along the Mississippi River. Bound in the finest leathers, this book is a classic that will be cherished for years to come.
The eight-book Presidents Book Set gathers the writings of influential presidents in beautifully bound, heirloom-quality volumes from Library of America. The custom jacket design features an antique architectural rendering of the White House from the early 19th century.
"Designed with evocative jackets, the Irish Literature Set brings five of the most renowned modern Irish authors to your library. Each blessed with the gift of gab, from the witticisms of late 19th century playwright and novelist Oscar Wilde to the frank and profound prose of Iris Murdoch, this five-volume set is perfect for anyone in love with this verdant isle. Each book is a clothbound hardcover published by Everyman's Library, with a silk reading-ribbon, and acid-free natural cream-colored p
"We remember how influential, entertaining, and comforting books were when we were kids. Characters like the March sisters and Anne Shirley have been dependable friends and heroes for generations of readers. The Puffin in Bloom collection, an assortment of classic novels with coming-of-age themes aimed at adolescents, is a great representation of this. Each beautifully bound hardcover volume features cover illustrations by Anna Bond of the famed Rifle Paper Co, and inside the pages of 2 of the
Discover the allure of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries with the Holmes and Watson Book Set, a collection of six beautifully bound, pocket-sized Holmes books published by Collector's Library. The Holmes and Watson Book Set features custom jackets with an illustration of Holmes and his partner, Watson, in serious discussion a visual embodiment of the heart of the Holmes series. Each hardcover volume is bound in cloth with gilt page edges, a silk reading ribbon, and an afterword.
"Almost all of Herman Melville's novels draw from his experiences at sea. Even as his writing evolved to become emblematic of 19th-century American literature's dark, psychological style, Melville wove the experiences of his personal travels into his works and helped develop the young country's thirst for tales of adventure and independence. This elegant, neutral-toned set from Juniper Books features custom-printed jackets with an antique engraving of sailors onboard a ship's deck. Includes: Red
"Famed mid-century American writer Truman Capote achieved international success with his brilliant non-fiction novel In Cold Blood, which made him a household name in the late '60s. His development of literary journalism, in addition to the witty narrations and larger-than-life characters of his other works, have kept him atop the list of the country's most beloved writers. Including all of Capote's major works of fiction, short stories, and essays, this set published by Modern Library with cust
"Created exclusively for AHAlife, the new limited edition Read It and Drink (Beer, Wine, Whiskey) set is hand numbered on the jacketsthe edition is limited to 50 copies. It is a truly unique book set you cannot find anywhere else! As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life." We couldn't agree more. Each compact yet substantial hardcover volume offers generous descriptions, information, and photos of the most sought-after hard beverages around the world: be
The works of Herman Melville have stood the test of time. To honor the theme present in several of his literary pieces, Juniper Books has designed a set of jackets featuring an image of a whale and shipboard planks. Published by Library of America in beautiful heirloom editions, this set contains Redburn, White Jacket, Moby Dick, Typee, Omoo, Mardi and more.
"Juniper Books has brought together some of the best known religious texts in a handsome set, printed and bound by Everyman's Library. These custom jackets feature a timeless design evocative of prayer books worldwide. Reading the world's great religious texts provides invaluable knowledge about cultures and customs across the planet. From a literary perspective, they each serve as marvelous writings that everyone should have on their reading list. This set includes: The Tao Te Ching, The Analec
This set of four books includes the works of John Steinbeck and feature custom jackets that make up one design based on the iconic cover for The Grapes of Wrath. The books contain all of his classics including Tortilla Flat, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, The Pearl, East of Eden, The Winter of Our Discontent and many more.
"Many of us are introduced to J.D. Salinger as teenagers and carry his characters with us as we grow. Perhaps this is why Salinger has become one of the most highly regarded authors in the American literary canon, widely read and adored by readers of all ages. One of those readers is our founder, Thatcher, whose heavily worn personal copy of one of his favorite books, The Catcher in the Rye, was the basis for the design of these custom jackets. The editions, published by Little, Brown and Compan
A first-hand account of the American Civil War, this four-volume set chronicles the war with letters, diaries, speeches, articles, poems, songs, military reports, legal opinions, and memoirs. The books are brand new from the publisher, Library of America, wrapped in custom jackets designed by Juniper Books. Set includes The Civil War As Told By Those Who Lived It - First Year, Second Year, Third Year and Final Year.
"Custom jackets featuring a simple and colorful design of kitchen utensils makes this set of classic cookbooks a wonderful kitchen centerpiece or a perfect gift for the food lovers in your life. Includes: The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century by Amanda Hesser, James Beard's American Cookery, Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition, How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman and The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen. All books are new from the p
You'll get some time in outdoors when you make the Shou Sugi Ban table from the July/August issue of Woodworker's Journal - that's where you do the Japanese charring technique - as well as when you set it up afterward. Looking for other exterior finish options? Check out Michael Dresdner's Finishing Thoughts column. Back indoors, we've got projects like a Mission style Window Bench, a Waney-Edged Box with a stunning lid and Woodturning's Small Hollow Forms. Plus, discover what you do - and don't - know about your drill/driver. You'll find it all in the July/August issue of Woodworker's Journal. Shou Sugi Ban Side Table: A tried-and-true Japanese finishing technique chars wood to protect it from insects, rot and the elements - a great way accent the top and legs of this outdoor table. Limbert Window Bench: A reproduction of an Arts and Crafts era piece uses angled joinery to add visual interest. The upholstered cushion is optional. Waney-Edged Box: A box's simple lines showcase the natural edge of the wood used for the lid. Plus, learn about regulations now affecting that species - and all the rosewoods. Tool Tutorial: The drill/driver is a standby tool, not just for woodworkers, but for homeowners, DIYers - just about everyone. Learn more about this basic from Chris Marshall, including why you care about amp/hours and whether you need a hammer drill or impact driver. Woodturning: Ready to move beyond the basics of spindle turning? Small, hollow forms are a fun next step - plus, these vessels can make great gifts. Finishing Thoughts: What do you put on your projects when they're going to live outside? Michael Dresdner walks you through the options for exterior finishes.