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Beautiful midcentury book covers in 'The Illustrated Dust Jacket'

"The Illustrated Dust Jacket, 1920-1970" by Martin Salisbury; Thames & Hudson (200 pages, $39.95)

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What makes an outstanding book cover? The Book Jacket Designers Guild of the 1940s and '50s defined the art as the "successful integration of concept with graphic means ... and expression of

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