This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well-designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
These two vintage beauties are my Peter Pauper Press editions of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass from 1954 (I believe). I bought them both from the same shop on Instagram, but at different times. I’m glad I have the set. They’re in pretty good condition too. Not much to say about these two, except that I love them.