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!

Quick post with some more from my vintage collection – The Sign of the Twisted Candle by Carolyn Keene, which I believe is from 1933 and Two Years Before the Mast by R.H. Dana Jr., probably published in 1895.