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Completion Is Perfection: 75 Vintage Dust Jackets of Classic Books

Looking at a beautifully designed book cover is one thing, but if you only get the front, you aren’t getting the whole story. Older book covers served as windows into what people used to read, thanks to the catalog selections a lot of publishers put on the backs of their books, as well as showing even more beautiful art on the back. And that’s why going through a site like Facsimile Dust Jackets is such a treat; the site has pages full of covers you can buy to put on your beat up old books, or simply frame as art.

4855

George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, Harper & Brothers, (1933)

4129

Bram Stoker, Dracula, Doubleday Page & Co. & Country Life Press (1927 reprint)

5261

P.G. Wodehouse, Something New, A. L. Burt Company (1915)

30273

James Joyce, Ulysses, John Lane/The Bodley Head (1936)

6363

John Fante, Ask the Dust, Stackpole Sons (1939)

4480-1

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tales of the Jazz Age, Charles Scribner’s Sons (1922)

4922

Philip Roth, Goodbye Columbus, Houghton Mifflin Company (1959)

6243

John Steinbeck, Tortilla Flat, Grosset & Dunlap (1943 reprint)

5121

Edith Wharton, The Reef, Syndicate Publishing Company (1912)

32261

Budd Schulberg, What Makes Sammy Run?, Random House (1941)

4921

Henry Roth, Call It Sleep, Robert O. Ballou Publisher (1934)

10062

James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Alfred A. Knopf (1953)

6811

Graham Greene, England Made Me, Doubleday Doran (1935) 

12792

Frank Graham, The Brooklyn Dodgers: An Informal History, G. P. Putnam’s Sons (1945)

33917

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, Modern Library reprint

769

Agatha Christie, The Secret Adversary , The Bodley Head (1922)

4341

Cyril Connolly, The Rock Pool, Charles Scribner’s Sons, (1936)

6055

Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon, Jonathan Cape (1932)

4264

Paul Bowles, Let it Come Down, Random House (1952)

4707

Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Boni & Liveright (1925) 17905

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night, Chatto and Windus (1934) 

 

615

Raymond Chandler, The Lady in The Lake, Alfred A. Knopf (1943)

4628

Franz Kafka, Amerika, New Directions (1940)

4716

Norman Mailer, The Naked and the Dead, Rinehart & Company, Inc. (1948)

7115-1

P.G. Wodehouse, The Pot-Hunters, A. & C. Black, Ltd. (1902)

4822

Vladimir Nabokov (spelled “Nabokoff”), Laughter in the Dark, The Bobbs-Merrill Company (1938)

24881

Willa Cather, My Antonia, Houghton Mifflin Company (1941 reprint)

31100

Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita, Harper & Row (1967)

1613

Graham Greene, Brighton Rock, The Viking Press (1948 reprint)

4443

William Faulkner, Mosquitoes, Boni & Liveright (1933 new second printing)

754

Agatha Christie, Parker Pyne Investigates, Collins Mystery (1934)

40162

Oscar Hammerstein, Lyrics, Simon & Schuster (1949)

4215

Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim, Doubleday (1954)

5299

Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary, Harcourt, Brace and Company (1954) 

4962

Wallace Stegner, The Big Rock Candy Mountain, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc. (1943)

4773

 

Arthur Miller, The Misfits, The Viking Press (1961)

4444

William Faulkner, Pylon, Harrison Smith & Robert Haas (1935)

5076

Evelyn Waugh, Decline and Fall, Chapman & Hall, Ltd. (1928)

6407

Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky, John Lehmann Ltd. (1949)

4484

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Vegetable, Charles Scribner’s Sons (1923)

40158

Ian Flemming, Casino Royale, Jonathan Cape (1964 reprint)

4899

S.J. Perelman, The Dream Department, Random House (1943)

4562

Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea, Jonathan Cape (1952)

35529

John Updike, Couples, Alfred A. Knopf (1968)

5973

Don DeLillo, End Zone, Houghton Mifflin Company (1972)

7125

Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, The Hogarth Press (1925) 

4617

Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin, The Hogarth Press (1939) 

4846

Joyce Carol Oates, By the North Grave, The Vanguard Press (1963)

4350

Joseph Conrad, Suspense, J. M. Dent & Sons Ldt. (1925)

40166

Richard Matheson, I Am Legend, Walker and Company, (1970)

6497

Nathanael West, Miss Lonleyhearts, Liveright Inc. (1933)

4541

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, Charles Scribner’s Sons (1929)

17302

Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood, Neville Spearman Limited (1955) 

5072

Evelyn Waugh, A Handful of Dust, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. (1934)

18424

Frank Lloyd Wright and Baker Brownwell, Architecture and Modern Life, Harper & Brothers (1937) 

34153

Ian Flemming, Chitty Chittty Bang Bang, Jonathan Cape, (1965) 

38119

Joan Didion, Play it as it Lays, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1970) 

4476

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Charles Scribner’s Sons (1925)

27070

Frederick Kohner, Gidget, G. P. Putnam’s Sons (1957) 

5881

Saul Bellow, Seize the Day, The Viking Press (1956)

4883

Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow, The Viking Press (1973)

14149

Henry Miller, Remember to Remember, New Directions (1947)

5105

Mae West, Diamond Lil, Macaulay (1932) 

4309

Truman Capote, Other Voices Other Rooms, Random House (1948)

4836

John O’Hara, Appointment in Samarra, Harcourt, Brace and Company (1934)

6176

Anais Nin, A Spy in the House of Love, British Book Centre (1954)

6826

Malcolm X and Alex Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Grove Press, Inc., (1965)

4209

Nelson Algren, The Man With the Golden Arm, Doubleday (1949)

6711

Albert Camus, The Plague, Hamish Hamilton (1948)

5062

Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. (1963)

4755

Cormac McCarthy, Outer Dark, Random House (1968)

5292

Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1968)

5809

Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Grosset & Dunlap (1926 Warner Brothers movie edition)

4440

William Faulkner, The Mansion, Random House (1959)

3994

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Chatto and Windus (1932)

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