A selection of classic paperback book covers from the 40s through 70s.

A general overview of paperback cover illustrators. Fantasy, science fiction and crime in particular.

Plus any other ephemera I feel like reblogging.

 

rexparker:

"She’s a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud and if she has washed her hair since Coolidge’s second term, I’ll eat my spare tire, rim and all."

rexparker:

"She’s a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud and if she has washed her hair since Coolidge’s second term, I’ll eat my spare tire, rim and all."

scifipaperbacks:

Another Kind by Chad Oliver (Ballantine, 1955); cover by Richard Powers.

storyoftheviper:

H.G. Wells - War of the Worlds. Airmont Publishing Company. 1964. ex libris sotv

storyoftheviper:

H.G. Wells - War of the Worlds. Airmont Publishing Company. 1964.
ex libris sotv

retropopcult:

A Wrinkle in Time
by American writer Madeleine L’Engle, first published in 1962. The story revolves around a young girl whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract. The book won a Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

retropopcult:

A Wrinkle in Time

by American writer Madeleine L’Engle, first published in 1962. The story revolves around a young girl whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract. The book won a Newbery MedalSequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

scifipaperbacks:

The Alley God by Philip José Farmer (Ballantine, 1962); cover by Richard Powers.

scifipaperbacks:

The Alley God by Philip José Farmer (Ballantine, 1962); cover by Richard Powers.