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.

 

scificovers:

The Planet Wizard by John Jakes, 1977. Cover by Alex Ebel. They don’t make covers like this anymore, do they?

scificovers:

The Planet Wizard by John Jakes, 1977. Cover by Alex Ebel. They don’t make covers like this anymore, do they?

Penguin 2246 by scatterkeir on Flickr.Black Rain by Georges Simenon
Il pleut Bergèrefirst published 1941
Translated by Geoffrey Sainsbury
Les Rescapés du Télémaquefirst published 1938
Translated by Stuart Gilbert
This translation first published by Routledge & Kegan Paul 1949
Published in Penguin Books 1965
Cover design by Denise York (photos Suquet/York)

Penguin 2246 by scatterkeir on Flickr.

Black Rain by Georges Simenon
Il pleut Bergèrefirst published 1941
Translated by Geoffrey Sainsbury
Les Rescapés du Télémaquefirst published 1938
Translated by Stuart Gilbert
This translation first published by Routledge & Kegan Paul 1949
Published in Penguin Books 1965
Cover design by Denise York (photos Suquet/York)

Penguin 1853 by scatterkeir on Flickr.Penguin 1853 
Striptease by Georges Simenon
Published in Penguin Books 1963
Cover drawing by Romek Marber

Penguin 1853 by scatterkeir on Flickr.

Penguin 1853 
Striptease by Georges Simenon
Published in Penguin Books 1963
Cover drawing by Romek Marber

sciencefictioncollection:

Lancer Books, Inc., 1971. The copyright is held by the author. This novel is a part of the Sam Space detective series. “Sam Space” is a play on the name of the classic character created by Dashiell Hammett, Sam Spade. 

Cover by Gene Szafran

sciencefictioncollection:

Lancer Books, Inc., 1971. The copyright is held by the author. This novel is a part of the Sam Space detective series. “Sam Space” is a play on the name of the classic character created by Dashiell Hammett, Sam Spade. 

Cover by Gene Szafran

sciencefictioncollection:

Ace Books, Inc., 1965. It was bound tête-bêche with Fred Saberhagan’s novel The Water of Thought. 

sciencefictioncollection:

Ace Books, Inc., 1965. It was bound tête-bêche with Fred Saberhagan’s novel The Water of Thought