In the 19th and early 20th century, book cover design reached its zenith. For pure pleasure, look at these gorgeous book covers! The Art of Book Covers: 1820-1914
Anyone who loves visual literacy will appreciate the creativity and originality of these works of art. “A totally new artistic space was opened up. … illustrators and designers flourished, producing a range of covers as eclectic in aesthetic approach as the myriad contents they fronted.” I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
~ Betty Edwards