I recently had occassion to scan and send a designer a bunch o' covers from my library of dusty books, as a way of just giving reference to...well...some of the dusty book covers I like (nerd-to-nerd).
So, why not share a few favorites right here!
This is one of my all-time favorites, and you can't even see how good it is because, in person, the frame around the fairies is shining and gilded! I can't even say what I love most about this cover. The lettering is so pretty. But then, the colors are perfect, too.
The lettering on the center plate and the blue embossed scrolling on this one just knock me out (and the insides of this one are really good, too.)
And the above isn't from my library, but I wish it was. I've had it saved in my inspiration folder for a few good years now, because it's so elegant and perfect.
These things make my heart flutter.
I only wish most newly-made books were so pretty!