Happy World Book Day: 11 Beautiful Book Covers from the 1920s
This series was established in 1817, and this volume is believed to be from 1927.
Ida Zeitlin's collection of Russian folk tales dates to 1926.
This 1926 book's cover certainly gives lie to its title, huh? It's about the scandals of the administration of President Warren G. Harding.
This collection of Benét's poetry was originally published in 1927.
THE CUBICAL CITY
Flanner wrote a column for The New Yorker under a pseudonym for nearly 50 years.
Bromfield's 1927 tale of an old New England family at the end of its heyday won a Pulitzer Prize.
One of the oldest books here, Woodrow's murder mystery was originally published in 1925.
Chicago's Helen Birch Bartlett was both a published composer and poet. (Capricious Winds, a collection of her poetry, was published in 1927.) She and her husband accrued quite the collection of paintings, including Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Paul Gauguin's Day of the God, and Pablo Picasso's The Old Guitarist, which today comprises a good chunk of the Art Institute of Chicago's collection.
This collection of witty songs dates to 1927.
ADVENTURES WITH BIG FISH
Wood's 1925 book covers the whaling industry. His other works also focused on the sea, including a collection of stories from shipwreck survivors.
LIFE AND LETTERS
This is the first-volume cover of Conrad's Life and Letters.