Aug 3, 2012

Bad book covers are not limited to self publishing

My library has been thinning out the collection in preparation for changing over to a centralised all-in-one state system.  There’s been a few gems that I have picked up as a result.  Some Arthur Upfield’s for my mother and a very nice faux leather bound edition of The Invisible Man.

But this one I just had to bring home so I could show you my dear reader.  Witness the ‘horribleness’ of this version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World.

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Yes that is a toy dinosaur, in a bed of sand with some plastic aquarium fronds.  I can actually see the mold lines on the dinosaur.

Bonus points if you can guess the decade it was published in.  I can’t for the life of me think why they thought that this cover was better than the cloth cover that it conceals.

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