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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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Wilderness, 1979, Robert B. Parker
I miss the era of vaguely homoerotic “men’s adventure” novel covers. Embossed fonts and sci-fi guns just aren’t the same.

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