I read the book before, when a friend lend me an old paprback copy. I liked it very much, therefore I wanted to buy a copy for myself, but was looking to buy it in hardcover.
When I saw this on Amazon, I liked the cover-picture, and since it was in hardcover as well, I bought it.
I must say, that I was a bit taken aback, when I received it, and saw not only how small the book was, but that the script was absolutely tiny. I have problems with my vision, and now need magnifying glasses, to read the tiny script of this too small for my liking book, although is is beautifully made, especially with the thin and gold-rimmed pages.
The story itself is of course timeless, and as I said above, that's the reason I wanted to buy it to begin with.