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EP has added another DLE - MacBeth

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Oct 26, 2017, 5:24pm Top

Edited: Oct 26, 2017, 6:27pm Top

Most of us already have a copy of MacBeth in some form, so what is it that would make us want to spend $396 for 10 illustrations? EP's earlier DLE of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" contained 40 beautiful paintings by Edmund Dulac, and the still available "Tempest" DLE is adorned with 43 illustrations, 11 in color, by Heath Robinson. But all the Deluxe Illustrated Editions published by EP in recent years have contained only 10-12 illustrations. What is it that makes today's illustrators so lazy, and why should we encourage them with our purchases?

Oct 26, 2017, 8:00pm Top

Misplaced decimal point?

Oct 26, 2017, 8:11pm Top

I know that EP doesn't have to pay royalties to Dulac and Robinson, so perhaps my questions are a little unfair. I really have no idea how much of the $396 goes to the artist, but if it is $100 then he/she would get $12,000 for the project. Is that too much or not enough - that's a value judgment.

Nov 3, 2017, 1:30pm Top

>4 jroger1: You mean $120,000? I would forgive the 10-12 color illustrations if I were blown away by them, and especially if they are supplemented with other black and white illustrations. I think my only DLE that falls in that category is The Christmas Carol by artist Caniglia. There are about 40 illustrations, 13 in color. Appropriate for a book with 160 pages.

Edited: May 6, 2018, 12:56pm Top

EP has made some changes on their listing. Mostly by adding different photos.

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