The Grand Unboxing
Winsor McCay: The Complete Little Nemo 1905–1927.
Illustrated accompanying volume by Alexander Braun. Published by Taschen.
Hardcover, clothbound, 34,4 x 44 cm, 708 pages.
Thanks to @herbert_quain for tipping me of on this as early as last spring.
Step 1: Sign up for a gym, build some muscle, than carry home that 500 pounds baby. Make friends with comic book loving homeless people on the subway.
Step 2: Look at the lovely and very robust packaging from all sides.
Step 3: Open box and find the accompanying volume (also available in English and French). Very extensive, a lot of Winsor McCay illustrations, worth a read.
Step 4: Lay your eyes on this fine piece of printing.
Step 5: Carefully take it out the box.
Step 7: Enjoy the feeling of thumbing through these giant pages of smooth paper with color printing as close to the original thing as it gets.
Step 8: Marvel at all the small details that make this book feel like a worthy investment.