The Growth of the Book-Jacket. Charles ROSNER, text, Alvin LUSTIG, jacket design.

The Growth of the Book-Jacket

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1954. First Edition. Attractive copy of Rosner's survey of dustjackets, ranging from the earliest-known 19th century jackets through the 1950's, providing reproductions of jackets from 25 different countries (226 illustrations). Quarto (25cm); turquoise cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xxxiv,[2]pp, plus 74pp of black and white reproductions of dustjackets. Boards slightly splayed, touch of offset from flaps onto endpapers, with a hint of dustiness to text edges; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $4.00), gently spine-sunned, with a touch of dustiness and some scattered foxing to flaps; Very Good+.

Price: $200.00