This is the most beautiful newly-printed book I have ever seen.
The book is leather-bound with gorgeous deep burgundy leather and subdued, embossed cover art in two shades of red that continues onto the back cover of the book. The spine of the book would fit into a 200-year-old library if it did not look so clean and undamaged. The page edges are guided gold, and the pages are a light, antique cream color that adds to the book's aesthetics without detracting from the text's readability. Text size is fairly standard and easily readable, line spacing is very nice and readable, and a pleasingly wide margin surrounds all sides of the text. The book includes a roughly .25" wide bright red ribbon bookmark.
Note: The book actually looks much better in person than the Amazon listing's art would lead you to believe. I don't know why the picture on amazon has a large red circular blob on the front of the cover. The actual book looks a bit more subdued, and overall much better.
I hate it when a book looks old, only to have the illusion shattered by a giant "Penguin" or such publisher's logo on the spine or back cover, or a conspicuously white barcode and ISBN number in the middle of the back cover. I was pleased that this book's barcode and isbn info were printed on an easily removable sticker applied to the back cover of the book. With the sticker removed, the book would look at home in the classiest of libraries (the publisher's logo was tasteful adapted into a simple gold-embossed monogram "CC" that was seamlessly matched with the rest of the spine's text).
On top of the book aesthetic features, Grimm's Fairy Tales are an excellent read for children and adults alike. I appreciated that this book contained simply the stories, without page and pages of bulky appendices, editor's notes, and other features that clutter the book without adding anything I would actually use. The book is 652 pages of 201 stories and 10 legends, with only a brief introduction at the beginning. Perfect.
Overall, this book is stunning, and will probably be the most impressive book in most buyers' libraries. If I had paid $44.99 for this book, I still would not have felt ripped off, but at a price of around $16.00 this book is an incredible deal. Of all my purchases on Amazon, this ranks highly among my best.