The Maltese Falcon, 1961 Permabook ed., Dashiell Hammett
The earliest edition I own, with a pulp-inspired cover that’s more of it’s era than the one it homages, but at least the title design with the statue in the “M” is nice.

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The Wind in the Willows, 1967 Lancer ed, Kenneth Grahame
The desire of illustrators to anthropomorphize the animal characters beyond what is indicated in the book’s actual text always leads to really disturbing questions of scale and appearance.

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Animal Farm, 1959 Signet ed., George Orwell
This is just the height of book design, here.

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