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There are some new hardcover editions of select Penguin Classics titles (http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs/uk/0/pubsetpages/clothboundclassics/index.htm...). I was excited to buy a couple, but after I located them in the store, I found the binding to be rather poor - the books would not stay open and I could feel the binding crack whenever I tried to open the book to a particular page. However, these were in the "Bargain" section of the store, so perhaps this is a manufacturing defect that has been solved in later editions. What is your experience with this new series?
Take a look at these gorgeous "Penguin Threads" editions, to be published this coming October: http://blog.jilliantamaki.com/2011/03/penguin-threads-deluxe-classics/