Schreuders, Piet. Translated from the Dutch by Josh Pachter.
Title THE BOOK OF PAPERBACKS: A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE PAPERBACK.
Book Condition Very Good -
Publisher London Virgin Books 1981
0907080189 / 9780907080183
Seller ID 26012
259 pp, 8vo (9" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Contents: Preface; Preface to the English Edition; Introduction; The History of the Paperback: European Prelude; American Prelude; Pocket Books, 1939-1959; Avon Books, 1941-1959; Penguin Books, 1941-1948; Books in Wartime, 1941-1947; Popular Library, 1943-1959; Dell Books, 1943-1959; Bantam Books, 1945-1959; Signet Books, 1948-1959; Graphic, Checker, Pyramid, Lion, Fawcett, Ballantine, Ace and Berkley; The Distribution of Paperbacks in America. Paperback Covers: A Few Generalizations; A Few Particulars; Art Directors; How Are Covers Produced?; Artistic Influences; Recognition of Cover Artists; The Artists Speak. Appendices: Year by Yea r ; Overview of American Paperback Publishers; The First Hundred; From Avati to Zuckerberg: Who's Who in Cover Art; Collecting Paperbacks; Bibliography; Index; Advertisements. Interior - small soft bump with minor color stain at top corner of first 20 pages, tiny dint on preliminary pages and up to page 4, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at top corner of front cover, minor rubbing, minor wear at top/bottom of spine