List of Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classics

This seems to be the time of year that I notice those leather-bound editions at Barnes and Noble. Some of the titles speak to specific fan-based genres (Dr. Who, Star Wars), others are more historical in nature (Texas Constitution anyone?). And then there are the rare-birds that are no longer in print or available at Barnes & Noble. This includes most of the pre-2011 titles. Some of the favorites:

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
(Barnes and Noble, 2009)

Lists from $92 - $950 with no mention of printing / edition.

I was almost hopeful when I saw this title pop up on the B&N Website with a price of $18! - only to click on the link and find that, in actuality, the title was only being offered through marketplace sellers for $92 - $950.

Seldom is the edition / printing mentioned. The price for these leather-bound books is driven more by desire than anything I can measure. There is no mention of the number of copies published. The price just seems to go up as soon as the title is no longer available at the stores or on the Website.

Seven Novels by H.G. Wells
(Barnes and Noble, 2009)

Lists from $130 - $215 with no mention of printing / edition.



The Martian Chronicles / The Illustrated Man / The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury
(Barnes and Noble, 2011)

Lists from $45 - $130 (one mention of a 'first printing' listing at $78 and an 'Early printing' listing at $69)


One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Barnes and Noble 2011)

Lists from $25 to $130 (with one mention of a 'first printing' listing at $125)


American Gods / Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
(Barnes and Noble, 2011)

Lists from $30 - $125 (with no mention of printing / edition)



Ernest Hemingway: 4 Novels by Ernest Hemingway
(Barnes and Noble, 2011)

Lists from $40 - $120 (with no mention of printing / edition)

The Complete Fiction by H.P. Lovecraft
(Barnes and Noble, 2010)

Lists from $40 - $115 (with one mention of a 'first printing' listing for $60)








In 2013 I published a short list of some of the B&N Leatherbound Classics titles with their (then) listed value. Below is a chart showing how they compare now.

note: I discarded some of the highest prices if they weren't in line with the majority of collectible copies being listed.  I compared prices from listings at Abebooks.com, Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com and listed the average, high-end price for these titles. In most cases, the printing was not mentioned (you'll still be able to find prices both higher and lower than those shown here, but this gives you a good average & apologies for misspellings).


And I know A LOT of people are looking for the complete list of published titles in the B&N Leatherbound Classics series. I've not found a definitive list, although there is a list over on Goodreads of 118 titles, compiled in 2012 (since anyone can add to it, however, I'm not convinced that it is limited to B&N Leatherbound Classics).

I've counted 132 titles (excluding the larger Audubon book), with a lot of repetition from one year to another. Here's the breakdown as far as I can tell (note: when there are duplicate titles, I compared the ISBN, publishing date and cover art to determine that they were not the same copy. Also note that similar titles may be available in the $20-$25 adult version as well as the $10-$12 children/ya versions):



Author: Last
Author: First
Title
Publish Date
1
Abnett
Dan
Dr. Who, Two Novels
7/29/2015
2
Adams
Douglas
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide Deluxe Edition
11/1/2005
3
Adams
Douglas
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
10/25/2010
4
Aesop

Aesop's Illustrated Fables
6/17/2013
5
Alcott
Louisa May
Little Women
3/17/2012
6
Alighieri
Dante
The Divine Comedy
4/14/2008
7
Andersen
Hans Christian
Hans Christian Andersen: Classic Fairy Tales
9/17/2012
8
Andersen
Hans Christian
Hans Christian Andersen: Classic Fairy Tales
7/31/2015
9
Andersen
Hans Christian
Hans Christian Andersen: The Complete Fairy Tales
11/5/2012
10
Andersen
Hans Christian
The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories: Hans Christian Andersen
3/11/2007
11
Asimov
Isaac
The Foundation Trilogy
11/25/2011
12
Austen
Jane
Persuasion
9/25/2012
13
Austen
Jane
Pride and Prejudice
4/3/2015
14
Austen
Jane
Pride and Prejudice (Blue cover)
3/14/2011
15
Austen
Jane
Sense and Sensibility
10/15/2011
16
Austen
Jane
Seven Novels
12/17/2007
17
Avila
St. Teresa of
Wellsprings of Faith: The Imitation of Christ, The Dark Night of the Soul, The Interior Castle
10/24/2005
18
Barrie
J.M.
Peter Pan
9/30/2011
19
Barrie
J.M.
Peter Pan
9/15/2014
20
Baum
Frank L.
The Wizard of Oz
8/29/2013
21
Baum
Frank L.
The Wizard of Oz: The first five novels
6/4/2015
22
Baum
Frank L.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
9/25/2012
23
Bradbury
Ray
The Martian Chronicles/The Illustrated Man/The Golden Apples of the Sun
4/18/2011
24
Brokaw
Tom
The Greatest Generation / The Greatest Generation Speaks
9/6/2013
25
Bronte
Charlotte
Jane Eyre
2/28/2011
26
Bronte
Charlotte
The Bronte Sisters: Three Novels
7/15/2012
27
Bronte
Emily
Wuthering Heights
3/14/2011
28
Bulfinch
Thomas
Bulfinch's Mythology
5/31/2013
29
Burnett
Francis Hodgson
The Little Princess
3/7/2015
30
Burnett
Francis Hodgson
The Secret Garden
9/30/2011
31
Burroughs
Edgar Rice
John Carter of Mars
3/6/2015
32
Burroughs
Edgar Rice
Tarzan of the Apes: The First Three Novels
1/29/2016
33
Burton
Richard
The Arabian Nights
9/11/2009
34
Carroll
Lewis
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
1/29/2010
35
Carroll
Lewis
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
4/4/2014
36
Carroll
Lewis
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
3/27/2015
37
Crichton
Michael
Jurassic Park / The Lost World
1/9/2011
38
Dickens
Charles
A Christmas Carol
10/4/2013
39
Dickens
Charles
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories
9/24/2013
40
Dickens
Charles
Charles Dickens: Five Novels
5/24/2010
41
Dickens
Charles
Great Expectations
9/25/2012
42
Dore
Gustav
The Holy Bible: King James
2/16/2012
43
Dostoevsky
Fyodor
Crime and Punishment
10/15/2011
44
Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
4/4/2014
45
Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
7/26/2009
46
Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
9/25/2015
47
Dumas
Alexander
The Count of Monte Cristo
10/22/2011
48
Fitzgerald
F. Scott
This Side of Paradise
1/30/2015
49
Frost
Robert
Selected Poems
6/3/2015
50
Gaiman
Neil
Anansi Boys, American Gods
7/18/2011
51
Grahame
Kenneth
The Wind in the Willows
9/25/2012
52
Grant
Ulysses
Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant / Recollections and Letters, Robert E. Lee
10/24/2005
53
Gray
Henry
Gray's Anatomy
3/29/2012
54
Grimm
Brothers
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
7/13/2009
55
Grimm
Brothers
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
7/15/2012
56
Grimm
Brothers
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
7/10/2015
57
Grimm
Brothers
Grimm's Fairy Tales
9/25/2012
58
Grimm
Brothers
Grimm's Fairy Tales
6/5/2015
59
Hawking
Stephen
The Illustrated A Brief History of Time & The Universe in a Nutshell
10/2/2013
60
Hawthorne
Nathaniel
Greek Myths: A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls
7/3/2015
61
Hawthorne
Nathaniel
The Scarlet Letter
10/15/2011
62
Heinlen
Robert
Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land
6/4/2014
63
Hemingway
Ernest
Four Novels
10/5/2011
64
Herbert
Frank
Dune
3/29/2013
65
Homer

The Iliad & Odessey
8/18/2008
66
Homer

The Iliad & Odessey
11/15/2013
67
Kelehan
Michael
A Treasury of Classical Poetry
3/13/2014
68
Kelehan
Michael
Classic American Short Stories
4/30/2013
69
King
Stephen
Stephen King: Three Novels
1/6/2012
70
Kipling
Rudyard
The Jungle Book
6/5/2015
71
L'engle
Madeleine
A Wrinkle in Time
9/3/2015
72
Lang
Andrew
Fairy Tales from Around the World
6/24/2014
73
Lang
Andrew
The Blue Fairy Book
3/18/2013
74
Lee
Harper
To Kill a Mockingbird
3/10/2011
75
Lewis
C.S.
The Chronicles of Narnia
8/13/2009
76
Lincoln
Abraham
Abraham Lincoln: Selected Writings
12/20/2013
77
Lincoln
Abraham
The Gettysburg Address and Other Writings
4/11/2013
78
London
Jack
Call of the Wild
4/4/2014
79
Lovecraft
H.P.
The Complete Fiction
3/18/2011
80
Lucas
George
The Star Wars Trilogy
9/14/2012
81
Lucas
George
The Star Wars Trilogy
7/29/2015
82
Maguire
Gregory
Wicked, Son of a Witch
10/3/2008
83
Malory
Sir Thomas
Le Morte d'Arthur
6/4/2015
84
Marquez
Gabrial Garcia
One Hundred Years of Solitude
7/25/2011
85
Melville
Herman
Moby Dick
10/15/2015
86
Montgomery
L.M.
Anne of Green Gables
 nl
87
Paine
Thomas
Common Sense
4/11/2013
88
Pickover
Clifford
The Medical Book: 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine
10/15/2013
89
Pickover
Clifford
The Physics Book: 250 Milestones in the History of Physics
10/15/2013
90
Plato

The Republic and Other Dialogues
10/9/2013
91
Poe
Edgar Allen
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
8/18/2011
92
Poe
Edgar Allen
The Complete Tales and Poems
7/31/2015
93
Potter
Beatrix
The Complete Peter Rabbit
3/3/2015
94
Pyle
Howard
The Story of King Arthur
9/25/2012
95
Rice
Anne
The Vampire Chronicles
8/30/2009
96
Sewell
Anna
Black Beauty
9/25/2012
97
Shakespeare
William
Romeo and Juliet
12/27/2013
98
Shakespeare
William
The Complete Works
1/1/1994
99
Shelley
Mary
Frankenstein
3/20/2015
100
Sherman
Henry
The Illustrated Children's Bible
9/11/2012
101
Stevenson
Robert Louis
Treasure Island
9/25/2012
102
Stoker
Bram
Dracula
3/14/2011
103
Stoker
Bram
Dracula
3/27/2015
104
Stoker
Bram
Dracula and Other Stories
7/22/2013
105
Tesla
Nikola
Nikola Tesla: Experiments and Discoveries
 nl
106
Tesla
Nikola
The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla
6/17/2014
107
Tolstoy
Leo
Anna Kerinina
10/22/2013
108
Twain
Mark
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3/14/2011
109
Twain
Mark
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Other Novels
10/15/2011
110
Twain
Mark
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
3/17/2012
111
Tzu
Sun
The Art of War
8/31/2015
112
Tzu
Sun
The Art of War and Other Classic Eastern Thought
8/12/2013
113
Various

Book of Psalms
8/29/2014
114
Various

Classic American Speeches
4/3/2014
115
Various

Classic Horror Stories
9/18/2015
116
Various

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales
1/2/2015
117
Various

Pocket Book of Prayers
2/26/2015
118
Various

Texas Constitution and the Texas Declaration of Independence
10/24/2014
119
Various

The Constitution of the United States
9/24/2012
120
Various

The Constitution of the United States with the Declaration of Independence
1/18/2013
121
Various

The Pocket Book of Poetry
12/19/2014
122
Various

The Snow Queen and Other Winter Tales
8/31/2015
123
Verne
Jules
Seven Novels
 nl
124
Verne
Jules
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
 nl
125
Wells
H.G.
War of the Worlds and Other Novels
12/11/2012
126
White
E.B.
Charlotte's Web
 nl
127
White
E.B.
Charlotte's Web and Other Illustrated Classics
7/25/2013
128
Wilde
Oscar
Picture of Dorian Gray
3/27/2015
129
Wilde
Oscar
The Picture of Dorian Gray
3/14/2011
130
Wilde
Oscar
The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Works
5/20/2012
131
Wilder
Laura Ingalls
Little House: The First Five Novels
10/11/2012
132
Wyss
John David
The Swiss Family Robinson
 nl


Edit [11/17/2015]: 

I visited my B&N today and discovered that the Nikola Tesla: Experiments and Discoveries title is not actually a leather-bound classic. It is cloth bound. Additionally, I found a couple more editions not listed here. The additions include a second copy of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (with a green cover) and an additional copy of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (with a purple cover).





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