Wednesday, June 15, 2011

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover

We were walking through our Mall the other day when we began to notice book covers.  Some of them are incredible and seem a bit spicy for the time periods they were published.  We thought we would share a few of them today!

This cover of "Thrilling Wonder Stories"  looks great on the wall.  It was published during World War 2 and originally cost 15 cents.  It certainly must have caught the eye then when passing by.

This Cherry Ames novel was printed in 1953!  Who could've known that a Dude Ranch would need a Nurse?

A collection of Erle Stanley Gardner books caught our eye.  Mr. Gardner wrote those great Perry Mason books and this cover was done in 1944!

"The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife" was published in 1945!  Another great cover.

This next one is also from 1945.  For some reason it reminds me of my Mom when putting on her lipstick.  She would leave blots of her lips on tissue around the house.  It was one way of tracking her.

We wonder what Della thought of the "Angry Mourner" from 1951?

We need to quote from "The Case of the Borrowed Brunette."  It certainly reflects what men thought at the time apparently.  "Mathematically Eva Martell was perfect:  her height was five feet four and one-half inches, her weight one hundred and eleven, her waist twenty-four, her bust thirty-two."  This was published in 1946 and it must've been a best seller.

We don't know about the contents of the books but the cover art is wonderful.  In a way we have judged a book from its cover.  This is fun art, a great collection and they would look great on a wall or just sitting on a table.  We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.

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