The New York Public Library's Digital Gallery is an amazing collection of images taken from all sorts of printed material: books, illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more. Amongst all of that, there are some 3,000 vintage book dustjackets, some of which feature some very nice bits of design work. So here is the first of a couple of posts showcasing some of the good stuff.
Here's a Mervyn Peake poetry collection, illustrated by the man himself:
And this cover is by our old mate Aaron Douglas:
Some of the covers grace books whose titles have not aged entirely well:
Here are some of the others I particularly liked: