It has come

After more than 18 months of contemplation, I have finally broken down and tracked down a copy of the Codex Seraphinianus for myself.

The cover surprised me a bit–I was expecting something in dark colours, more like an old school leatherbound Bible, not something that looks like this:

The Codex

The insides, though, are exactly what I was expecting, except that the paper is thicker and more textured than I was expecting. Here’s a sample spread:

Sample Pages

The book is larger than I thought, too. Here it is against a standard (10″) hardcover for scale:

It's a big book

I won’t have time tonight to really explore it, but I look forward to spending some time in there over the next little while.

I’ll leave you with a little detail from one of the less crazy pages:


  6 comments for “It has come

  1. Kira
    February 10, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    God. So. Jealous.

  2. February 12, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks Kira. That’s pretty much the reaction I was looking for. 🙂

  3. Kira
    February 13, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Me = dependable, in that way.

  4. February 13, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Longtime lurker, first-time commenter, here. I have to second Kira’s sentiment– so very jealous!

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