Monday, August 29, 2011

They Don't Make 'Em Like This Anymore--Or Do They?

Japhet, in Search of a Father by
Frederick Marryat, Henry M. Brock, illus.
(Macmillan, 1895 or 1903)
Can't.
Resist.

Urge.

To post.
Old.
Fashioned.
Covers.

Please.

You must.
Forgive.
Me.


We're looking head-on at the prow of a ship (above) in Marryat's Japhet. See it?

Hard to believe this next one's in such good condition. Does that mean it wasn't read (i.e. loved) much?

Fred Bradford's Debt by Joanna H. Mathews
(Cassell and Co., 1882)
And who doesn't love a good Edward Lear? This one looks sort of modern in style:

Lear's Book of Nonsense, Edward Lear
(Warne and Co., London,
Scribner, Welford and Co., 1880)

All is not lost for lovers of olden covers! Here's one with a 1930s feel (1940s, maybe?). But it was actually published in this century (had me fooled):

Look and Cook by Tina Davis
(Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2004)
Here's another modern-day charmer :

The Victorian Fairy Tale Book, Michael Patrick Hearn, ed.
Diane Dillon, illus. ???
Pantheon, 1990

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