Monday, November 9, 2009

The earliest dustjackets

As my stock is generally 20th century; pony books not being a popular subject before the 1920s, I very rarely come across truly early examples of book development, which is why I found this article so fascinating, together with the example of the dustjacket for Friendship's Offering, published in 1830, and found in a collection of uncatalogued ephemera in the Bodleian.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. Very interesting. Now we have Photoshop and can do all kinds of crazy and cool things to design an dust cover.

Stephen Tremp

Jane Badger said...

It's a world away now, isn't it? I would have liked to see what the dustjacket designers of the 19th century would have made of the modern ability to add glitter.

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