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Collector's Editions
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Playboy Books
3 photos

Box 97
178 photos

Reading Now
16 photos

Most-Favourited
2506 photos, 1 video
Mysteries, bondage, drugs, GGA and cheesecake photos for the most part... but a few classics of 20th century literature. 10+ people had to mark the cover as a favourite to get into this set. Top...


Most-Viewed
1234 photos
Not necessarily the most-favourited, these covers are the most-viewed. "What a Body" got picked up on a tumblr blog.; but I must admit it is a great cover! I have no idea why "The...

Back Covers
2610 photos

Anonymous Sleaze
43 photos

Bad Seed: Delinquents & Gangs
89 photos

Betty Brosmer & Bettie Page
38 photos


Biographies and Journals
182 photos

Canadian Vintage Paperbacks
130 photos

Clowns and Carnivals
36 photos

Collecting Paperbacks
352 photos
I blame/credit Piet Schreuders for getting me started and hooked on this hobby. If I hadn't found his book in a remainder bin in a Toronto bookstore back in the mid-80s I would have just gone on...

Erotica
125 photos


Femme Fatale
934 photos
A femme fatale is a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an...

Gambling Covers
29 photos

Girls with Guns
128 photos

Great Book Titles
148 photos

Hard-Boiled Pulp
180 photos
While not a definitive list, these are some of the top, classic hard-boiled writers in my collection: Raymond Chandler Dashiell Hammett James M. Cain Ross Macdonald Richard Stark David Goodis Chester...


Heated Embraces
661 photos
Not all embraces are heated, but an embrace is a way of connecting with someone at a deeper level. An embrace can be something as simple as a handshake. It can go beyond this into hugging of all...

Lesbian Pulp Fiction
383 photos
This set is dedicated to Jaye Zimet (1961 – 2004) and her book “Strange Sisters: The Art of Lesbian Pulp Fiction 1949 – 1969” www.strangesisters.com/index.htm In 1950, twelve years after...

Lusty Pulp
150 photos

Magazine Covers
93 photos

Media Tie-in Covers
344 photos


Moderate Fronts
8 photos
Moderate front views.

Moderate Rears
3 photos
Moderate rear views.

Needles & Drugs
61 photos

Non-Fiction
128 photos

Nurse Pulp
33 photos


Nymphos
93 photos

Overrated Books
25 photos

Paperback Artwork & Photos
53 photos

Peepers
43 photos

Photo Covers
354 photos


Photos of Authors
264 photos

Pin-Ups & GGA
1080 photos, 1 video

Pop Culture
462 photos, 1 video
Various uploaded images that needed a home.

Pseudonymity
574 photos
Pseudonyms, pen names, noms de plume - whatever you want to call them authors have been using them since the early 16th century. Originally used in England and France to disguise true identity to...

Pulp Digests
124 photos
www.philsp.com/data/data410.html


Pulp Virgins
39 photos

Retitled for Paperback
419 photos
Book titles, another product of the author’s creativity, are vulnerable to reprinter remodelling. Title changes from the original hardcover edition to softcovers are today much less common. In the...

SciFi & Fantasy Pulp
382 photos

Sin-a-Rama: 60s Sleaze
2151 photos
This Sin-a-Rama set is dedicated to the eponymous book "Sin-a-Rama...Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties", edited by Brittany A. Daley A fabulous collection of sleaze cover art with...

Skinny Dipping
30 photos


Sleaze on Campus
53 photos

Smokin' Hot
173 photos

Twin Covers
559 photos

Unknown Artists
1577 photos
Time to share your knowledge or play detective. Help identify the artists of these covers. Thanks

Vintage Advice
89 photos


Wanton Women
54 photos

Western Pulp Fiction
234 photos

Widows
20 photos

Women in Peril
514 photos

Working Girls
325 photos


World War - I & II
134 photos

My Favourites
35 photos
My favourites from my collection of paperback covers... the selection changes periodically.

My Favourites II
35 photos
More of my favourite cover art.

Endpapers & Colophons
12 photos

CD Covers
3 photos


Album Covers
2 photos

Robert Abbett Covers
39 photos
Robert Kennedy Abbett (b. 1926, Hammond, Indiana) is an American artist and illustrator. During the late-1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Robert Abbett, also credited as Bob Abbett, illustrated book covers...

Norman Adams Covers
4 photos

Tom Adams Covers
4 photos

Bill Alexander Covers
18 photos
Bill Alexander was an African-American illustrator about whom virtually nothing is known. He worked and was friends with Eric Stanton and Gene Bilbrew (also African-American) in NYC.


Jerry Allison Covers
15 photos
Born and raised in Harlansburg, Pennsylvania, he became an employee of the Pennsylvania Power Company before he left for New York at age 20, to study art. He studied at the Woodstock Summer School...

George Alvara Covers
2 photos

Ray App Covers
3 photos

David Attie Covers
5 photos

James Avati Covers
83 photos
www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/nyregion/the-painting-world-of... www.cubra.nl/avati/jamesavatiinterviewedschildersenglish....


Paul Bacon Studios
25 photos

James Bama Covers
16 photos
James Bama was born in 1926 and grew up in the Northeast. He followed his early interest in art through New York’s specialized High School of Music and Art and the Art Students League. As a...

Hunter Barker Covers
3 photos

Bernard Barton Covers
8 photos

Harry Barton Covers
53 photos
Harry L. Barton, Jr. was born May 12, 1908 in Seattle, Washington. He graduated Seattle's Broadway High School in 1926 and began to work as a commercial artist in a sign shop. After marrying his...


Basile Associates Covers
2 photos

Saul Bass Covers
5 photos

Walter Baumhofer Covers
3 photos

Pauline Baynes Covers
9 photos

C.C. Beall Covers
7 photos


Aubrey Beardsley Covers
4 photos

Sheilah Beckett Covers
5 photos

Rudolph Belarski Covers
102 photos
Rudolph Belarski (born 27 May 1900 in Dupont, Pennsylvania - died 24 December 1983) was a renowned artist of pulp magazine, paperback and men's adventure magazine covers. Belarski’s professional...

Ruth Belew Mapbacks
171 photos

Harry Bennett Covers
55 photos
Harry Bennett (1919 - 2012) Harry Bennett passed away November 29,...


Jim Bentley Covers
2 photos
JIM BENTLEY (1922-2003) James William Bentley was born May 16, 1922 in Patchogue, NY, on Long Island. In 1950 he signed up for a correspondence art course from Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis,...

Earle Bergey Covers
17 photos
EARLE BERGEY (1901-1952) www.americanartarchives.com/bergey.htm "Earle" Bergey was born Earl Kulp Bergey on August 26, 1901 in Philadelphia, PA. He finished high school in 1919, but he...

J. Biernacki Covers
2 photos

Gene Bilbrew Artwork
74 photos
Gene Bilbrew (1923 - 1974) Bilbrew was a Los Angeles-born illustrator also known as Van Rod, Bondy and "ENEG" (his first name spelt backwards). He began his fetish comic work in the late...

Charles Binger Covers
66 photos
Charles Ashford Binger (1907 - 1974) Born in London, England on October 12th, 1907. His grandparents emigrated from Russia to England where they established a fine tailoring and dressmaking...


Herman Bischoff Covers
7 photos
Herman Bischof f , Cincinnati Artist Herman Bischoff, 72, Cincinnati-born artist, died Monday at his retirement home in Fairhope, Ala. A native of Clifton and graduate of Hughes High School and the...

Wayne Blickenstaff Covers
4 photos
Blickenstaff, born June 25th, 1920, in Pomona, California, attended Woodbury Business College in Los Angeles and then joined the U.S. Air Corps in 1942. He flew 133 combat missions with the 353rd...

Carl Bobertz Covers
17 photos
Carl Bobertz (1899 - 1974)

Robert Bonfils Covers
167 photos
Robert Bonfils started his illustration career in Chicago in the mid 1950s, doing various commercial art assignments such as advertisements, decorations, illustrations and magazine, record and book...

Stanley Borack Covers
39 photos
Stanley Borack (1927-1993) Stanley Borack is a realistic oil painter of the Old West--Indians, troopers, cowboys, and mountain men. He was born in New York City in 1927. "I've always loved a...


Hieronymus Bosch Covers
9 photos
Hieronymus Bosch was born Jheronimus (or Joen, respectively the Latin and Middle Dutch form of the name "Jerome") van Aken (meaning "from Aachen"). He signed a number of his...

Oliver Brabbins Covers
6 photos

Harry Bremner Covers
2 photos

Walter Brooks Covers
29 photos

Reynold Brown Covers
15 photos
William Reynold Brown (1917 1991) was a prolific American artist whose career embraced virtually every facet of the illustration field. During his life he produced work for the newspaper comics...


Al Brulé Covers
7 photos
Al Brule (? – 2001) Brule was a Chicago illustrator whose style, with its painterly technique and strong primary colors, closely resembled that of the Sundblom circle. During the 1940s and the...

Ann Cantor Covers
21 photos
books.google.com/books?id=5EEhAQAAIAAJ&printsec=front...

Joseph Caroff Covers
5 photos

Frank Cazzorelli Covers
2 photos

Eddie Chan Covers
3 photos


Milton Charles Covers
3 photos

Samuel Cherry Covers
14 photos
(1903-1975) Samuel Joseph Cherry was born October 16, 1903 in the Bronx. In 1916, when Sam Cherry was thirteen years old, he entered a local art contest and won a prize of a brand new one dollar...

Ernest Chiriacka Covers
85 photos
Ernest (Darcy) Chiriacka (1913 - 2010) Anastassios Kyriakakos was born in New York City on May 11, 1913. His parents were Greek immigrants, Portia and Herakles Kyriakakos. They came to America in...

Seymour Chwast Covers
8 photos
Seymour Chwast - Born 1931, Bronx, New York It would be difficult to imagine contemporary American and European graphic design and illustration without the presence of Seymour Chwast. By the middle...

Edgard Cirlin Covers
5 photos


Ted CoConis Covers
12 photos
Ted CoConis was awarded a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago during his grade school years, but instead of working toward academic success, he abandoned his formal education, added a few...

L.B. Cole Covers
3 photos

Chet Collom Covers
1 photo
More info here: efanzines.com/EK/eI18/#chet

Charles Copeland Covers
13 photos

William Cotton Covers
2 photos
William Cotton (1880-1958) illustrationart.blogspot.com/2010/01/william-cotton-1880-...


Mel Crair Covers
5 photos

George Cruikshank Covers
5 photos

Gilbert Darling Covers
2 photos

Isabel Dawson Covers
4 photos

Dan DeCarlo Art
9 photos
Donato Salvatore DeCarlo (1919 - 2001) Obituary in NYT: www.nytimes.com/2001/12/23/nyregion/dan-decarlo-archie-ar...


Eldon Dedini Covers
2 photos
Bio: www.tcj.com/viewing-life-through-a-twinkle/?fbclid=IwAR0F...

Ric Del Rossi Covers
2 photos

Rafael DeSoto Covers
51 photos
Rafael Maria de Soto y Hernandez was born February 18, 1904 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. His parents were Milagros and Domingo DeSoto, a noble Spanish banking family descended from the famous...

Leo & Diane Dillon Covers
19 photos
leo-and-diane-dillon.blogspot.com/search/label/Bantam

Bob Doares Covers
3 photos


Clarence Doore Covers
4 photos

Willard Downes Covers
17 photos
Willard Downes (1908 - 2000) Downes was born in Washington and grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He went to New York City at age 17 to pursue a career as an artist. He spent more than 40 years...

Peter Driben Covers
9 photos

Elaine Duillo Covers
13 photos

John Duillo Covers
7 photos


Tom Dunn Covers
27 photos
Tom Dunn (1922 - ) Born near Gravesend Bay, NY and moved to nearby Belford at age 5. He studied at Villanova University from 1939 until the US entered WWII when he joined the Marines. He was...

Norm Eastman Covers
5 photos

Sid Dyke Covers
6 photos

Bill Edwards Covers
25 photos
Bill Edwards painted sleaze covers for Sanford Aday's imprints 'Fabian', 'Saber' and 'Vega'. From the early 60s until the early 70s Edwards accomplished over a hundred covers for Aday. He...

William A. Edwards Covers
8 photos


Freeman Elliott Covers
9 photos
Born in 1922 in a suburb of Chicago, Elliott apprenticed at the Stevens/Gross studio, where he had the opportunity to learn from Gil Elvgren, Joyce Ballantyne, Al Buell, and Haddon Sundblom. Shortly...

Dean Ellis Covers
4 photos
Dean Ellis (1920 - 2009)

Ed Emshwiller Covers
13 photos
Edmund Alexander Emshwiller was born February 16, 1925 in Lansing, Michigan. By 1940 his family had moved to Richmond, Virginia. After the war he attended college and graduated in 1948. He went to...

Mort Engel Covers
13 photos

Bill English Covers
5 photos


Renaldo Epworth Covers
3 photos

George Erickson Covers
12 photos

Jack Faragasso Covers
16 photos

Pierre Faucheux Covers
20 photos
designobserver.com/feature/pierre-faucheux-and-le-livre-d...

John Fernie Covers
8 photos
John Fernie (1919 - 2001) John A. Fernie was born in Dundee, Scotland on December 17, 1919. His formal art training started at Manchester University, England and included a short period at Glasgow...


Bob Fink Covers
3 photos

Fred Fixler Covers
41 photos
www.efanzines.com/EK/eI19/index.htm#unmasked

Bill Fleming Covers
10 photos

John Floherty Jr. Covers
9 photos

Lucien Fontanarosa Covers
10 photos
www.fontanarosa.com/v2/en_html/milieu_vie4_05.html


William Forrest Covers
12 photos

Robert Foster Covers
3 photos

Griffith Foxley Covers
29 photos
Griffith Foxley Art director for the magazine 'SPORT'; one cover produced for that magazine was also used as a paperback cover by Bantam (Bantam #505 'Babe Ruth"; SPORT May 1948). Between 1949...

Antonio Frasconi Covers
3 photos

Frank Frazetta Covers
6 photos


Kelly Freas Covers
12 photos

George A. Frederiksen Covers
28 photos

W. P. Frith Covers
5 photos
William Powell Frith (19 January 1819 – 9 November 1909) Frith was an English painter specialising in genre subjects and panoramic narrative works of life in the Victorian era. He was elected to...

S. Neil Fujita
4 photos

Gilbert Fullington Covers
6 photos


Hector Garrido Covers
23 photos
Hector Garrido is an Argentinian-born American book cover illustrator. He illustrated numerous science fiction, horror and adventure book covers, including all the covers for the Baroness series of...

Jack Gaughan Covers
9 photos

William George Covers
30 photos
William George is a world-famous illustrator who studied with Norman Rockwell and began his career painting covers for magazines such as Argosy, Cavalier and Zane Grey's Western Magazine. He has...

George Geygan Covers
9 photos

F. Kenwood Giles
13 photos


Denver Gillen Covers
10 photos
Denver Laredo Gillen (1914 – 1975) Jenifer Gillen Cohn: "I wish I could tell you I had memories of the outline of Denver's early life. Although he talked about his career as an illustrator, I...

Louis Glanzman Covers
12 photos
Glanzman was born in 1922, raised in the farmlands of Virginia; he is a self educated artist. He began his career at the age of sixteen as a comic book illustrator. In the 40's he served as an...

Milton Glaser Covers
30 photos
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5BGlN...! www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=Sd6yH4pOmWA... www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=FfHZ8Rf9yew&feature=... www.glaserarc...

Lyle Glover Covers
2 photos

Basil Gogos Covers
2 photos
(March 12, 1929 - September 13, 2017) Gogos, of whom little was revealed until his death of coronary heart disease, was born March 12, 1929 in Alexandria, Egypt, to parents of Greek ethnic ancestry....


Len Goldberg Covers
4 photos

A. Gonzales Covers
6 photos

Edward Gorey Covers
3 photos

Ed Grant Covers
4 photos

Simon Greco Covers
3 photos
Simon Greco worked on illustrations for TWA's 1952 calendar - www.umkc.edu/whmckc/twa/TWASkyliner/TWASkyliner1950s/TWAS...


Darrell Green Covers
5 photos

Bill Gregg Covers
3 photos

Gerald Gregg Covers
195 photos
Gerald Gregg (1907 - 1985) Born January 25, 1907 in Lamar, Colorado, Gregg attended Racine High School in Wisconsin until 1925, when he won second prize in a poster designing contest and was advised...

Leon Gregori Covers
5 photos

George Gross Covers
28 photos
GEORGE GROSS (1909-2003) George Gross was born February 16, 1909 in Brooklyn. His parents, David and Serena Gross, were both young Jewish immigrants from the city of Szeged, Hungary. His father...


Alan Harmon Covers
4 photos

Reginald Heade Covers
10 photos
Reginald Heade was born Reginald Cyril Webb in Plaistow, Essex, in the fourth quarter of 1901. He was an illustrator best known for his lurid pulp paperback covers. In the 1940s and '50s he also...

John Healey Covers
11 photos
John Healey was best known for the lesbian covers he painted. Healey's trademark was to paint two or more women on a bed or framed within a sparse background. His women were often a bit plump, and he...

Michael Herring Covers
3 photos

Bob Hilbert Covers
11 photos
Produced nine covers for Dell and several more for Pocket Books between 1949 and 1953 Other great examples of his art can be found here: americangallery.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/robert-hilbert/


James Hill Covers
33 photos
James Hill (1930 - 2004) Born 1930 Hamilton, Ont. ; died 2004 Toronto, Ont. One of Canada's most talented illustrators: fiction, book covers, portraits and landscapes. He drew many of the covers for...

H. Lawrence Hoffman Covers
48 photos
H. Lawrence Hoffman (? - 1976) He was a designer and illustrator of innumerable paperback covers in a wide variety of styles. He began his career doing drawings for the pulp magazine 'Thrilling...

Bill Hofmann Covers
2 photos

Paul Hogarth Covers
18 photos

Mitchell Hooks Covers
73 photos
Born in 1923 in Detroit, Mitchell Hooks attended Cass Technical High School. He made illustrations for books and magazines and, beginning around 1950, he drew paperback covers for Avon, Bantam,...


Clark Hulings Covers
28 photos
Clark Hulings (1922 - 2011) Clark Hulings was born in Florida and raised in New Jersey. He resided in New York, Louisiana, and throughout Europe before settling in Santa Fe, NM in 1972....

Stan Hunter Covers
2 photos

William George Jacobson Covers
15 photos
Made covers for Dell during the years 1947 - 1951

Bill Johnson Covers
2 photos

Ray Johnson Covers
85 photos
Ray Johnson is one of the unsung masters of vintage paperback illustration having painted the lion's share of the original Avon paperbacks before moving to Popular Library where he also painted...


David McCall Johnston Covers
3 photos
David McCall Johnston ( 1940 - ) "Born in South Bend, Indiana. After completing his studies with honors at the Art Center College of Design in California where he studied with Joseph Henninger...

Robert Jonas Covers
67 photos
Robert Jonas (1907 - 1997) Jonas was born in New York and attended the Fawcett Art School in Newark, NJ. After working several factory jobs he began studying at NYU, supporting himself by working in...

Casey Jones Covers
11 photos

Jeff Jones Covers
4 photos

S.B. Jones Covers
7 photos


Frank Kalan Covers
3 photos

Victor Kalin Covers
89 photos
Born in Belleville, Kansas, in 1919, Kalin graduated from the University of Kansas in 1941, where he taught drawing and painting for the next year. During World War II he was a field correspondent...

Owen Kampen Covers
10 photos

Morgan Kane Covers
7 photos

Karol Covers
5 photos


Roger Kastel Covers
6 photos

Van Kaufman Covers
4 photos

Roswell Keller Covers
3 photos

Harvey Kidder Covers
7 photos

Lu Kimmel Covers
20 photos
Lu Kimmel, born in 1905, was an illustrator of the 1930s through the 1960s. His style reflects the period he worked in but was overshadowed by his famous contemporaries such as Howard Pyle, N.C....


Everett Raymond Kinstler
8 photos

Lester Kohs Covers
4 photos

Sanford Kossin Covers
9 photos

Paul Kresse Covers
3 photos

Bernard Krigstein Covers
1 photo


Roy Kuhlman Covers
4 photos

Mort Künstler Covers
4 photos
Born in 1931, Mort Künstler studied art at Brooklyn College, UCLA, and the Pratt Institute. After he left school, he became a successful illustrator in New York, freelancing for book and magazine...

Saul Lambert Covers
15 photos

Roy Lance Covers
4 photos

Bert Lannon Covers
5 photos


John Leone Covers
5 photos

Ron Lesser Covers
25 photos
While growing up, Ron Lesser was recognized for his artistic potential. He was admitted into New York's High School of Music and Art and later the Pratt Institute of Art and the Art Students League,...

Saul Levine Covers
9 photos

Frank Lieberman Covers
3 photos

Oscar Liebman Covers
4 photos
Oscar Liebman was born in 1919 in Brooklyn, New York. In high school, Oscar won a scholarship to the Art Student League, where he studied with such masters as William E. McNulty, George Gross, and...


Victor Livoti Covers
3 photos
Victor Livoti, of Norwalk, passed away on March 23, 2009, after a long illness. Born in New York City on April 1, 1923, he was the son of the late Francis A. and Mary Marinelli Livoti. Mr. Livoti...

Daniel Louradour
4 photos

Lowenbein Covers
2 photos
Michael Lowenbein?

Mike Ludlow Covers
19 photos
Ludlow was born in 1921 and grew up in Buffalo, New York. He attended the Art Students League, where he studied with William McNulty. His first commercial art assignment, for the Sunday supplement of...

Dom Lupo Covers
6 photos


Robert Maguire Covers
210 photos
Robert A. Maguire (August 3, 1921 - February 26, 2005), or R. A. Maguire, was a twentieth century American illustrator and fine artist. Known primarily for his crime noir paperback cover art, he has...

Leo Manso Covers
16 photos
Leo Manso (1914 - 1993) Manso did numerous paperback covers for Pocket Books between 1943 and 1945. NYT Obituary: Leo Manso, an abstract painter and collagist, died on Friday at his home in...

Lou Marchetti
35 photos
loumarchetti.com/index.html

Phil Marini Covers
7 photos
Phil Marini drew covers for Dell Books and Dell's 'Zane Grey's Western Magazine' between 1952 and 1955. He also did the Cover of Max Brand's 'The Gun Tamer' for Pocket Books in 1954. In the 60s he...

John Alan Maxwell Covers
6 photos


Earl Mayan Covers
11 photos
EARL MAYAN (1916-2009) Earl Eugene Mayan was born June 19, 1916 in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. In 1933 he studied for four years at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. There he met Edd Cartier and H....

George Mayers Covers
22 photos
Mayers, George H. (1920-1987) Born in 1920 in Woodbury, New Jersey, George H. Mayers attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1942. Mr. Mayers...

Frank McCarthy Covers
14 photos
Frank McCarthy (1924 — 2002) A prolific American artist and realist painter renowned for advertisements, magazine artwork, paperback covers, film posters, and paintings of the American West. Born...

James Derrett McCarthy Covers
3 photos
James Derrett McCarthy (1927-1982). A graduate of the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University), he was a commercial artist whose work could also be seen on Canadian paperback covers like...

Harold McCauley Covers
27 photos
Harold William McCauley was born July 11, 1913 in Chicago In 1927, at the age of fourteen, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with J. Allen St. John, who inspired him with an interest in...


Gerald McConnell Covers
3 photos

John McDermott Covers
11 photos

Robert McGinnis Covers
202 photos
Inducted into the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame in 1993, Robert McGinnis, for two generations has interpreted the story lines and mythical characters of such authors as Erle Stanley Gardner,...

James Meese Covers
67 photos
James Meese (1917 - 1971) James Alfred Meese was active/lived in United States.

Stanley Meltzoff Covers
20 photos
Stanley Meltzoff (1917 - 2006) (www.stanleymeltzoff.com/Bio.html) was one of America's foremost artists and illustrators of the 20th century. Born in New York, his father Nathan was a cantor at a...


Bob Meyers Covers
5 photos

Clement Micarelli Covers
5 photos

Tom Miller Covers
20 photos
Paperback cover artist and painter Thomas John Miller was born in Midland, Ontario in Canada on July 26, 1913. He remained a Canadian citizen for most of his life. Tom's parents died when he was...

Darrel Millsap Covers
7 photos

Milo Covers
7 photos


Bruce Minney Covers
8 photos

Carl Mueller Covers
4 photos

Edvard Munch Covers
8 photos

Rudy Nappi Covers
30 photos
Rudy Nappi (b. 1923) Rudy Nappi was the principal cover artist for the US Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series in the 1950s through to the late 1970s. His portrayals of the three main characters was...

Niagara Covers
6 photos
While attending the University of Michigan in 1974, Niagara and Mike Kelley formed Destroy All Monsters. The band, known to fans as DAM, was active until 1985, earning international recognition due...


Albert Nuetzel Covers
3 photos

Len Oehmen Covers
3 photos

Victor Olson Covers
15 photos
Ivan Victor Olson (Aug 4 1927 - Jun 22 2007) Victor Olson, of Fanton Meadows, West Redding, Connecticut, was a well known, award-winning Fairfield County artist, as well as an illustrator and...

Julian Paul Covers
7 photos

Margaret Paull Covers
13 photos
Margaret Paull (1920 - 2008) Margaret Paull was one of the few women to work in paperback publishing in the 1940s. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art (now OCA and Design), she joined Toronto's...


Raymond Pease Covers
16 photos

Bob Pepper Covers
4 photos

Perlowen Covers
3 photos

Fred Pfeiffer Covers
2 photos

Baryé Phillips Covers
159 photos
Barye Winchell Phillips (1924 - 1969) Usually signed "Baryé"; sometimes "BP". Although most associated with Fawcett Gold Medal, Phillips also created covers for Avon, Bantam,...


"Phillips" Covers
2 photos

Phillips & Troeger Covers
8 photos
paperfashion.net/2010/10/19/ernst-troeger/

Jerome Podwil Covers
15 photos

Samson Pollen Covers
11 photos

Walter Popp Covers
27 photos
WALTER POPP - (1920 - 2002) www.americanartarchives.com/popp.htm Walter Robert Popp was born on May 19, 1920 in New York City. He graduated Hoboken High School in June of 1938 then studied art at...


Jerry Powell Covers
2 photos

Richard Powers Covers
69 photos

Edwin John Prittie
6 photos

Don Punchatz Covers
2 photos

Albert Pucci Covers
16 photos
Albert John Pucci (1920 - 2005) He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 11, 1920. He moved to Brooklyn, New York at the age of three and would live in Brooklyn Heights for the next 80...


Push Pin Studios
15 photos
Together with Reynold Ruffins and Edward Sorel, Seymour Chwast produced a promotional piece designed to show prospective clients that ideas were as central to design and illustration as was...

Paul Rader Covers
118 photos
Isaac Paul Rader (1906-1986) Check List: lynn-munroe-books.com/list64/RaderHome/RaderNotebooks-hom... www.lynn-munroe-books.com/list55/atmidwood.htm Unjustly forgotten today by the art world in...

William Randall Covers
4 photos

Lawrence Ratzkin Covers
3 photos

Odilon Redon Covers
3 photos


Rickard Covers
10 photos

Ken Riley Covers
3 photos

Fred Rodewald Covers
8 photos
Fred Charles Rodewald (1905 - 1955) Frederick Charles Rodewald was born in 1905 in Hanover, Germany. His family moved to the United States in 1912; they settled in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1920 he...

Herbert Roese Covers
4 photos

Félicien Rops
2 photos
Félicien Rops was a Belgian artist who spent most of his life in Paris. He worked in many mediums and was also a master printmaker utilizing various techniques. He was one of the first modern...


William Rose Covers
18 photos
William Rose (1909 - ) If Rose had done nothing more than movie posters for RKO, he'd be remembered. His movie assignments were for some of Hollywood's most important pictures, from film noir to...

A. Leslie Ross Covers
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A. LESLIE ROSS (1910-1989) Arthur Leslie Ross, Jr. was born December 4, 1910 in West Orange, New Jersey. After graduating from West Orange High School in June of 1928 he went to work at a printing...

Clyde Ross Covers
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Al Rossi Covers
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George Rozen Covers
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GEORGE ROZEN (1895-1973) George Jerome Rozen was born October 16, 1895 in Chicago. In 1918 George was drafted into the Army for the World War and was assigned to the Telegraphy Signal...


Hy Rubin Covers
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Hiram Rubin (1905-1960) Aliases: Hy Rubin Professions: Illustrator; Cartoonist

Bernard Safran Covers
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Bernard Safran (1924-1995) was an American high realist painter known for his penetrating portraits. Safran went to New York's famed High School of Music and Art from 1936 to 1939. Some notable...

George Salter Covers
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Georg (George) Salter (1897 – 1967) Salter was born in Bremen, the child of a Hamburg musician. In the year of his birth. With his parents and three siblings he moved to Berlin. After finishing...

Norman Saunders Covers
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Harry Schaare Covers
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Harry Schaare was born in New York in 1923. He studied at NYU's School of Architecture and at the Pratt Institute. Following World War II he graduated from Pratt and began his own studio. He...


Al Schmidt Covers
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Alex Schomburg Covers
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Robert Schulz Covers
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Schulz, Robert Emil Birthplace: Cliffside Park, New Jersey, USA Born: 22 April 1928 Died: April 1978 He earned a degree in architecture from Princeton and studied art with illustrator Frank Reilly...

Daniel Schwartz Covers
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Earl Sherwan Covers
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Earl Sherwan (1917 - 2002) Born in Wisconsin, Earl studied ar the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee. In 1946 he was hired by the Western Printing & Lithographing Company in Racine. Western were...


Tommy Shoemaker Covers
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Some interesting biographical details here: todaysinspiration.blogspot.ca/2009/12/tom-shoemaker-and-m...

Bill Shoyer Covers
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Silver Studio Covers
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Silver Studios was a commercial photography firm founded by brothers Henry and Stanley Silver in NYC. During the early '50s the Silver brothers provided photos for many Pocket Books covers and for...

Robert Skemp Covers
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Robert Skemp (1910 - 1984) was born in born in Scottdale, Pennsylvania. A member of the Sundblom school of illustration, he first attended the Art Students League in New York in 1928-29, then went...

Sloan(e) Covers
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Chuck Smith Covers
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Ed Smith Covers
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Malcolm Smith Covers
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Paul Anna Soik Covers
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Paul Anna Soik (1919 - 1999) Son of Paul and Anna Soik (Belorussian) he was born (1919) and died (1999) in New Jersey and served in the American Armed Forces during WWII. He started working for...

Ben Stahl Covers
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Ben Stahl (1910-1987) Painter, author, illustrator, and lecturer, Ben Stahl won a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago at age 12. At 16, Stahl had work accepted for the International...


Paul Stahr Covers
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Paul C. Stahr (1883–1953) An American illustrator who created many posters and magazine covers, particularly for Pulps. He also did a number of covers for Avon Books in the 1940s. Paul Stahr...

Robert Stanley Covers
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Robert Stanley (1918-1996). From Dare to Judge This Book: "By far the most prolific Dell artist — next to Gerald Gregg — was Robert Stanley. Stanley worked for Dell from 1950 to 1959 and...

Eric Stanton Artwork
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"A woman has to be strong. The bigger the better." - Eric Stanton www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/64277-eric-stanton-vinta...

Isador Steinberg Covers
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Carl Stricker Covers
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William Strohmer Covers
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Art Sussman Covers
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Arthur Sussman (1927 - 2008) Arthur Sussman was born in Brooklyn, NY and completed his BFA at Syracuse University. After graduation, he worked in NYC for more than 10 years as a designer and...

Gene Szafran Covers
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April 11, 1941 - Jan. 8, 2011 Gene Szafran was born in Hamtramck, Michigan. He attended The College for Creative Studies and Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit, where he later taught. He was...

William Teason Covers
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William Ira Teason (1922 - 2003) The first freelance job Bill received in 1951 was from Sudler and Hennessey for Lederle Laboratories. He was paid $475 for doing three comps and the finished art...

Howard Terpning Covers
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Giovanni Thermes Covers
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Maurice Thomas Covers
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John Thompson Covers
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Jack Thurston Covers
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Murray Tinkelman Covers
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Verne Tossey Covers
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Born March 29, 1920 in Detroit; died 2002. He studied for four years with Frank Reilly at the Art Students League of New York. He began is career painting a cover for a Doubleday adventure story in...

"Troop" Covers
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Alex Tsao Covers
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J.M.W. Turner Covers
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Joseph Mallord William Turner (April 23, 1775 - December 19, 1851) There is no record of Turner's actual date of birth, which was sometime between late April and early May of 1775. The artist...

Ed Valigursky Covers
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Tony Varady Covers
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Al Wagner Covers
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Richard Waldrep Covers
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Highly acclaimed for his artistic versatility, Richard Waldrep studied art at the University of Georgia and was a 15-year partner at Eucalyptus Tree Studio in Baltimore before setting out as a...

Bill Ward Art
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Doug Weaver Covers
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Little is known about Weaver. More info here: efanzines.com/EK/eI19/#weaver


Bill Wenzel Covers
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Kirk Wilson Covers
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Lumen Winter Covers
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William Wirts Covers
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Miriam Woods Covers
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Stanley Wyatt Covers
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George Ziel Covers
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Jerzy Zielezinski (1914 - 1982) Biography: lynn-munroe-books.com/list62/GEORGE_ZIEL2.htm Checklist: lynn-munroe-books.com/list62/George_Ziel-home/Ziel_checkl...

Stanley Zuckerberg Covers
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Stanley M. Zuckerberg (1919-1995). Devoted to realism in art and his subjects for pleasure were frequently the peaceful waterfront of New England, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. Raised on the...

Ace Books
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Started in business:1953 Ace Books was founded in 1953 by A. A. Wyn and is the oldest continuously operating science fiction publisher in the United States. With Donald A. Wollheim as editor it...

After Hours Books
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Airmont Books
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Albatross Books
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Albatross Books was a German publishing house based in Hamburg that produced the first modern mass market paperback books. Albatross was founded in 1932 by John Holroyd-Reece, Max Wegner and Kurt...

All Star Books
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American Penguins & Pelicans
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bookscans.com/Articles/signet_artists.htm Exports to America dwindled to a trickle during the war, but the name of Penguin was kept alive there by Penguin Books Inc., which was formed in July 1939....

Archer Books
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Avon Books
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Avon Books was founded in 1941 by the American News Corporation (ANC) to create a rival to Pocket Books. They hired brother and sister Joseph Myers and Edna Myers Williams to establish the company....

Avon Murder Mystery Monthly
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MURDER OF THE MONTH (#s 1 - 4 only) MURDER MYSTERY MONTHLY Publishers: Avon Book Company, 432 Fourth Ave., New York, NY; #s 1 - 28 [same], 119 West 57th St., New York 19, NY; #s 29 - 46 Avon...

Award Books
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Bachelor Books
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Ballantine Books
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Bantam Books
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Bantam Modern Classics
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Bard Books
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Beacon Books
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Beacon was the first regular paperback-sized book published by the Universal Publishing Company, which also issued such labels as Uni Books, Intimate, Royal Giant, Stallion and Fiesta. The Beacon...

Bedside/Bedtime Books
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Part of Pert Publications, Valiant Publications, E.K.S. Corp. In 1961 William Hamling of Greenleaf Publications acquired Bedside. Located in NYC they were published between 1959 and 1963. Cover...


Beeline Books
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Belmont Books
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Belmont was started in 1960 by the friendly folks at Archie Comics (which, believe it or not, was established in 1942 and is still around). They originally published Belmont Books in the standard...

Bell-Ringer Books
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Berkley Books
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Berkley Books began as an independent company in 1955. It was established by Charles Byrne and Frederic Klein, who were working for Avon and formed "Chic News Company". They renamed it...

Black Cat Books
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Black Lizard Books
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Boudoir Books
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Brandon House
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Capricorn Books
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Cardinal Books
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Carousel Books
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Century Books
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Chariot Books
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Chevron Books
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Collectors Publications
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Continental Classics
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Corgi Books
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Corsair Books
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Crescent Books
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Crest Books
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Crow Editions
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24 books were published by Alval Publishing of Toronto in 1949 and 1950 as Crow Editions.

Croydon Books
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Daw Books
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The 1st 10 Dells
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Dell Mapbacks (sorted)
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Dell used maps as a standard feature for a significant amount of time: 1943 - 1951. In the Dell 25¢ reprint series, 577 books had back covers of maps or designs. Of those 577 original mapbacks, 25...


Dell Map Backs (random)
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Dell Map Back Mysteries: They Don't Make 'em Like that Anymore! by Gary Lovisi The Dell Map Backs of the 1940s and 1950s were something special. It wasn't only their content as excellent as that...

Dell 10¢ Books
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In 1951 Dell introduced the Dell 10¢ series. There were only 36 titles and all were published in 1951. The first 12 were released in January. They were the idea of Don Ward in response to Lloyd...

Dell 25¢ Books
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Dell 35¢ Books (D Series)
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Dell 40¢ Books (R Series)
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Dell 50¢ Books (F Series)
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Dell 60¢ Books (S Series)
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Dell 75¢ Books (X Series)
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Dell First Editions
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Dell First Editions - A Series
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Dell First Editions - B Series
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Dell First Editions - C Series
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Dell First Editions - D Series
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Dell First Editions - F Series
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Dell First Editions - K Series
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Dell Great Mystery Library
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Dell Books - Laurel Editions
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Dell Books - IBM numbers
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Dollar Double Books
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Dover Books
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Dragon Editions
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Epic Books
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Exotik Books
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Fabian, Saber and Vega Books
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During the mid-50s, Fresno, an agricultural community in central California and "Raisin capital of the world", had a sociocultural 'raison d'etre': the books of Sanford E. Aday. Aday was a...

Fantastic Magazine
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First Niter Books
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Fontana Books
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Foremost Publishers / Connoisseur Publications
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France Books
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Based in Hollywood, CA, France (International Publications) was published by Lou Kimzey. They were active from 1962 to 1963 and specialized in cheesecake photo covers and fold-out covers that...

Glittering Images
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Gold Medal Books
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Gold Star Books
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Graphic Books
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Greenleaf Classics
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Griffin Books
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GRIFFIN BOOKS Griffin Books Inc., New York, NY Address appears only in ads at the back of books. One of several publishers that seem to be related to or supersede the Knickerbocker Publications...


Grove Press
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Handi-Books
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The inauguration of this unusual paperback line was highlighted in the American News Trade Journal for November 1941. Although ANC was undoubtedly the distributor for the entire run, they are only...

Harbrace Books
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Hard Case Crime Books
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Harlequin Books
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Hillman Books
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Holloway House Books
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Humorama Magazines
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The Humorama line was a small offshoot of Martin Goodman's empire known as Timely Features. Goodman eventually produced Marvel comics, but his first bucks were made with pulp western tales in the...

Illustration Magazine
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Impact Library
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Imperial Books
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Intimate Books
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Knickerbocker Publications
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more info here: bookscans.com/Publishers/digestindex/Pages/Digest%20Publi...

Kozy Books
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Lancer Books
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Leisure Books
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Les Parisiennes Books
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Lion Books
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Macfadden Books
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Magenta Books
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Mentor Books
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Mercury Books
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Merit Books
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Midwood Books
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from: lynnmunroebooks.tripod.com/midwood.htm Harry Shorten came from the Midwood section of Brooklyn NY. With his partner, artist Al Fagaly, Shorten made his fortune with a comic strip called THERE...

Monarch Books
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Monarch was a relative latecomer to the paperback craze, and began distribution in 1958, just when many other softcover publishers were consolidating. It was part of Carlton Publications, and was run...


New Directions Books
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News Stand Library
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Newsstand Library
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Based in Chicago Newsstand Library operated between 1958 - 1962 publishing sleaze. Covers were often by Robert Bonfils, but also by Stake and Edgar. They had a few good authors like Charles Willeford...

Nightstand Books
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William L. Hamling started publishing Nightstand Books in Illinois in 1959. The little paperback originals with pink or yellow spines and titles like SEX GANG and SIN GIRLS were immediate best...

Novel Books
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Novel Library
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NOVEL LIBRARY Publisher: Novel Publications, 4600 Diversey Ave., Chicago 41, IL: #s 1 - 2 Diversey Publishing Corp., [same address]: #s 3 - (7) [same], 3001 Knox Ave., Chicago 41, IL: #s (9) –...

Pad Library Books
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Paperback Library Books
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PEC Books
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Pennant Books
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Perma Books
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Permabooks was a paperback division of Doubleday, established in 1948. Although published by Doubleday's Garden City Publishing Company in Garden City, Long Island, the Permabooks editorial office...

Perennial Books
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Pillar Books
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Pinnacle Books
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Pioneer Publishing
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Pioneer Publishing operated out of Las Vegas from 1964 - 1967 under various imprints: Anchor Editions Arrow Readers Banner Volumes Compass Line Dragon Editions Lantern Books Mask Readers Palette...


Playtime Books
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Playtime Books was an imprint of Neva Paperbacks. Neva was based in Delray Beach, FL, but usually listed a Las Vegas PO Box at its address to avoid the US Government. Neva operated from 1962 into...

Pocket Books
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Pocket Library
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Popular Library
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Private Editions
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G.P. Putnam Books
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Pyramid Books
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Readers' League of America Covers
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Satan Press
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Satellite Publications
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Based in New York City, Satellite Publications listed addresses in Buffalo, NY, Culver City, CA and Cleveland, OH in many of their publications. They were active between 1963 - 1969 and their...


Signet Books
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Signet Classics
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Spartan Line Novels
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Studio Pocket Books
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Studio Pocket Editions was a short-lived but interesting Toronto company that published 14 paperbacks in the early 1950s. It's ownership is linked to the Canadian News Stand Library.

Superior Reprints
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The Superior Reprints were printed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania by the Military Service Publishing Company in association with Penguin. The titles were designed to be easy reading for the troops...


Taschen Books
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Tempo Books
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Traveller's Companion
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Excellent article about this publisher here: www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/donotmigrate/3597857/The-ragg...

Tuxedo Books
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Unique Books
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Venice Books
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Viceroy Publications
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Warner Books
3 photos

Washington Square Press
18 photos

Wee Hours Books
19 photos


White Circle Books
42 photos
www.wollamshram.ca/White_Circle/wc-main.htm

Wizard Books
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Zenith Books
11 photos

Anchor Books
14 photos

Arrow Books
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Everyman's Library
12 photos

Faber Books
7 photos

New English Library
5 photos

Norton Books
16 photos

Oxford & Cambridge Press
33 photos


Oxford World's Classics
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Pan Books
25 photos

Panther Books
8 photos

Penguins - Horizontal Grid
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The first Penguin titles appeared at a time when the various roles of designers, art director and printer were not clearly differentiated. The basic horizontal tripartite division of the covers, as...

Penguins - Vertical Grid
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The Illustrated Classics can be seen as precursors to the vertical grid, which may have made its first appearance on dustjackets for books with covers in the horizontal style as early as 1948. From...