Fantastic Friday: Beautiful, Vintage Book Covers - Library as Incubator Project
Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure. Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie There are so, so, so many images of beautiful, vintage book covers on the internet (seriously, just Google it). Here at LaIP, we practically drool over these rich, gorgeous designs and illustrations. Here’s just a taste of the unsung book design inspiration you can…
Sketches of natural history, or, Songs of animal life
Natural History How cool would it be if scientists still used artful forms to communicate their theories about the universe?!
Princess Nobody- back cover
I repaired the original a bit. "The Princess Nobody, A Tale Of Fairy Land", written by Andrew Lang and illustrated by Richard Doyle, circa 1884. Published by Longman's, Green and Co., London. Plates printed by Edmund Evans. ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00055810/00001
Birdcraft : a field book of two hundred song, game, and water birds : Wright, Mabel Osgood, 1859-1934 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
Birdcraft | Field Guides
The Cheerful Cricket Home. Edith Brown Book Cover by Pierpont Bay Archives
The Cheerful Cricket Home. Edith Brown Book Cover Painting by Pierpont Bay Archives
Friedrich Christian Accum (1769-1838) - A TREATISE ON ADULTERATIONS OF FOOD, AND CULINARY POISONS, EXHIBITING THE FRAUDULENT SOPHISTICATIONS OF BREAD, BEER, WINE, SPIRITOUS LIQUORS, TEA, COFFEE, CREAM, CONFECTIONARY, VINEGAR, MUSTARD, PEPPER, CHEESE, OLIVE OIL, PICKLES, AND OTHER ARTICLES EMPLOYED IN DOMESTIC ECONOMY. AND METHODS OF DETECTING THEM. London, 1820. "Death in the Pot". Original Binding.
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Today's natural history books are generally wonderful, covering a wide choice of organisms and illustrated with excellent photographs and illustrations. But there is one aspect of natural history publishing that Victorian and Edwardian publishers excelled in and that has now almost disappeared: embossed covers. It's also something that downloaded digital books can never have - there is no way you can run your fingers over an embossed cover on your Kindle. Here are a few attractive examples…