Memories of Jackets Past

We may not be able to tell a book by its cover, but we sure can remember a book we’ve read by its jacket. While digging through very ancient books that I read for pleasure or school, I found these jackets, and the memories of the reading experience returned. What’s more, I must have started to think as a collector even in junior and senior high school. Here are three different editions each of Moby Dick and Ulysses. In both cases the books were read for assignments, and I guess I tried out editions as one would test pillows for comfort. Reading had to be comfortable and the book jackets had to support that.

The ones I felt most comfortable with? I preferred abridged and expurgated every time.

















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