1920s Original American Art Deco Book Cover Designs, Walden + Gulliver's Travels
1920s Original American Art Deco Book Cover Designs, Walden + Gulliver's Travels
1920s Original American Art Deco Book Cover Designs, Walden + Gulliver's Travels
1920s Original American Art Deco Book Cover Designs, Walden + Gulliver's Travels

1920s Original American Art Deco Book Cover Designs, Walden + Gulliver's Travels

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Date: 1920s
Size:  7.5 x 5.25 inches (image), 11.5 x 9 inches (exterior)

Book design is an art into and of itself. Often mirroring not only the art of the times in which it was produced, book covers also reflect the intention and message of the books for which they were design. 

This pair of 1920's book covers, featuring engravings by Ethelbert White (for Thoreau's Walden) and Theodore Nash (for Gulliver's Travels), are spectacular little gems that were originally produced for Penguin Publishers.

Book Trivia: Walden was considered to be a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and—to some degree—a manual for self-reliance.

Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships is a 1726 prose satire by the Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. Swift claimed that he wrote Gulliver's Travels "to vex the world rather than divert it".

Professionally double matted and ready to frame. PERFECT for a book lover or graphic design lover.