ILB: Post your canonical covers here

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Much canonicals here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/26518458@N05/sets/72157628002693444/

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 22:22 (three years ago) link

Not sure about that Code of the Woosters cover, I seem to remember Jeeves making his feeling about moustaches pretty clear.

.robin., Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:56 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Okay, confirmation and new recollection. Saw "my" Lord of the Flies as above
https://covers.openlibrary.org/b/id/6532799-M.jpg
on a table of used books at 8th Street and 6th Avenue and in the pile of books was one of these Sigmund Freud editions:
http://pictures.abebooks.com/isbn/9780393096514-us.jpg

Hare in the Gated Snare (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 July 2016 20:05 (three years ago) link

What's black and white and re(a)d all over?

Hare in the Gated Snare (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 July 2016 20:06 (three years ago) link

Sigmund judges us all and finds us wanting

http://pictures.abebooks.com/isbn/9780393096514-us.jpg
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my decades of posting here is 'What does ILB want?'

Polyphemos Def (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 July 2016 23:33 (three years ago) link

Not sure about that Code of the Woosters cover, I seem to remember Jeeves making his feeling about moustaches pretty clear.

Perhaps you're right:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYf5YPNnfRY

Polyphemos Def (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 10 July 2016 00:44 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Used to see this cover of Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang everywhere. Still have yet to read myself.

http://www.lwcurrey.com/pictures/medium/135665.jpg

Autotune the Sky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 September 2016 18:07 (three years ago) link

That cover for The Sound and the Fury has a similar Red Sky theme to those for Gravity's Rainbow. Probably could do a whole thread about that in itself. Also, surprised no one posted anything for Dhalgren yet.

Reposting the very slightly changed Jonathan Rosenbaum Walker Percy link: http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/1980/07/dr-percy-to-the-rescue-on-walker-percys-the-second-coming/.

Autotune the Sky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 September 2016 18:31 (three years ago) link

There are dozens of different covers for Heinlein's 'Space Cadet' and 'Starship Troopers', but these are the ones I remember:
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SpaceCadet_790.JPG
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/bb/a8/40/bba840c9b22938f7b30957b4c032b383.jpg

here we are now entertain us (snoball), Sunday, 25 September 2016 18:38 (three years ago) link

This was the cover of Starship Troopers I had. Very effectively menacing.
https://www.worldswithoutend.com/alt_covers/starship_troopers7.jpg

Autotune the Sky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 September 2016 18:52 (three years ago) link

All the Len Deighton covers that used this font:
http://www.bookgasm.com/wp-content/images//BDBALT.jpg

here we are now entertain us (snoball), Sunday, 25 September 2016 19:21 (three years ago) link

Think maybe some recent Len Deighton covers pay tribute to that look.

Came to post all the Saul Bellow covers that looked like these:
https://pictures.abebooks.com/isbn/9780380009619-us-300.jpg
http://thesmartestbookclubever.com/perch/resources/book_covers/henderson-the-rain-king-w800.jpg

Berberian Begins at Home (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 6 October 2016 01:09 (three years ago) link

this was the version of Lord of the Flies we had in my school library, the cover to the first edition by Anthony Gross:

http://cdn2.mhpbooks.com/2011/11/lotf11-320x484.png

soref, Thursday, 6 October 2016 01:22 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

And the Avon cover of Herzog, recently discussed on the current rolling thread
https://pictures.abebooks.com/100POCKETS/md/md15248976356.jpg

Guidonian Handsworth Revolution (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 9 June 2017 03:10 (two years ago) link

Not a Delillo fan, so I like how inappropriately cheesey this one is:

https://pictures.abebooks.com/isbn/9780394741215-us.jpg

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 9 June 2017 14:20 (two years ago) link

there have been a zillion covers of gravity's rainbow but this one, which freaked me out a little when i first looked at it in a waldenbooks sometime in the late 90s, remains the "real" one for me:

I take my stand on this

alimosina, Friday, 9 June 2017 17:09 (two years ago) link

i used to have a copy of that one! i loaned it to someone who never returned it >:[

j., Saturday, 10 June 2017 03:33 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

The original cover of Mystery Trainhttps://images.reverb.com/image/upload/s--0SFBtWYu--/f_auto,t_large/v1548875166/ddmahcmmmt9ns6yex3j4.jpg

Later covers emphasized Elvis - seems there was at least one edition with a Warhol Double Elvis- and now there is just a black on white image of a guitar headstock.

The Fearless Thread Killers (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 2 September 2019 18:42 (three months ago) link


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