Archive for the “PBBC” Category

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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Columbo #6: A Deadly State of Mind, 1976, Lee Hays
Feel the steely gaze of Columbo. Feel all your secrets and sins coming to light…

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Tales from the Arabian Knights, 1956 ed., Richard Burton
“Unexpurgated” by the standards of the mid-50′s, that is.
The illustrations are about as tasteful as you’d expect.

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