10 Gorgeous Book Covers

 

The  Water-Babies Charles Kingsley. London,  1886.  100  illustrations  by  Linley  Sambourne.  Elaborate  blue  morocco  binding  by  Kelliegram  featuring  morocco  inlays  of  a  fish,  a  child  swimming,  and  seagulls,  spine  lettered  gilt,  edges  gilt.    Blue  cloth  folding  case.

The Water-Babies
Charles Kingsley. London, 1886.
100 illustrations by Linley Sambourne. Elaborate blue morocco binding by Kelliegram featuring morocco inlays of a fish, a child swimming, and seagulls, spine lettered gilt, edges gilt. Blue cloth folding case.

L. Frank Baum. The Master Key. Bowen-Merrill, 1901. Later impression. Publisher's cloth with pictorial label

L. Frank Baum. The Master Key. Bowen-Merrill, 1901. Later impression. Publisher’s cloth with pictorial label

Kage Baker. The Anvil of the World. TOR, 2003. First edition, first printing.

Kage Baker. The Anvil of the World. TOR, 2003. First edition, first printing.tumblr_mjha28hAfm1qz6f9yo1_500 tumblr_n7bber4GnZ1s559q7o1_500

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Chronicles of Old Riverby by Sampson, Jane Felton

Chronicles of Old Riverby
by Sampson, Jane Felton

 

Lindau Gospel Book Cover The Lindau Gospel Book Cover is a signatory representative of the early and mid 9th century due to its quality to compel and garner admiration from the common masses. The cover exemplifies the attributes of many other works from its period. It is a safe assumption that the majorityof the citizens that lived during the time these works were created couldn’t read, and that works of art such as the book cover could function as a metaphor for the story contained within. Stories like the Passion could be depicted on a slab of stone or pressed into a sheet of gold to show levels of importance on particular moments.

Lindau Gospel Book Cover
The Lindau Gospel Book Cover is a signatory representative of the early and mid 9th century due to its quality to compel and garner admiration from the common masses. The cover exemplifies the attributes of many other works from its period. It is a safe assumption that the majority of the citizens that lived during the time these works were created couldn’t read, and that works of art such as the book cover could function as a metaphor for the story contained within. Stories like the Passion could be depicted on a slab of stone or pressed into a sheet of gold to show levels of importance on particular moments.

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