Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Vintage Books

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

I don’t recall where I found this adorably tiny edition of Wuthering Heights, but I couldn’t pass it up, despite the fact that I own at least one other copy and haven’t actually read it yet. This is a World’s Classics edition and from what I can tell, was published sometime between 1901 and 1907. Life’s Greatest Pleasure is about none other than…READING! It was a wedding gift from one of Sweetbeep’s dear family friends and it couldn’t be more perfect. I believe it was published in 1937 by Doubleday. Each chapter covers different aspects of reading such as how to read (really curious what that chapter says), reading lists and judging literary values. This is a vintage book I definitely plan to read.