Thanks to the evolution of the printing processes and the creation of software, the design of book covers has taken a turn of 360, but it has always been a factor of great importance that any reader appreciates

The variations range from style, following the aesthetic ideals of the time, to the different processes of creation; finding woven covers, hand painted or even pressed.

John Lord Peck. Dress and Care of the Feet.
New York: Fowler & Wells, 1871

Moses Wolcott Redding. Standard Ahiman Rezon and Blue Lodge Guide.
New York : Redding & Co., 1889

Antal Radó. Költők Albuma.
Budapest: Robert Lampel, 1904

Andrew Lang. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts.
London ; New York ; Bombay : Longmans, Green, 1897 – Fuente

Felix Schloemp. Das unheimliche Buch.
Munich: Georg Mueller, 1914 – Fuente

Walter Crane. A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden.
London: Harper, 1899 – Fuente

Montague Browne. Practical Taxidermy.
London: ‘The Bazaar’ Office, 1878 – Fuente

Charles Kingsley. The Water Babies.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1886 – Fuente

Thomas Smith and J.H. Osborne. Successful Advertising: It’s Secrets Explained.
London: Smith’s Printing, Publishing and Advertising Agency, 1897

E. A. Bowles. My Garden in Spring.
London: T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1914 – Fuente.
Cover design by Katherine Cameron

Cordelia Harris Turner. The Floral Kingdom.
Chicago: M. Warren,1877 – Fuente

Richard Bowdler Sharpe. Sketch-Book of British Birds.
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,1898 – Fuente

Frances Trego Montgomery. On a Lark to the Planets.
Akron: The Saalfield Publishing Co., 1904 – Fuente

The Yellow Book. Volume III. October, 1894.
London: John Lane. – Fuente.
One of the many covers for the journal executed by Aubrey Beardsley

C. Lockhart-Gordon. To the End.
London: John F. Shaw and Co., 1898[?] – Fuente

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