I wanted to follow up a a recent post looking at some vintage book covers by scanning some more, as they hold a huge appeal to people for various reasons. Friends with a love of design as much as those with a love of history are fascinated by the book covers of old of course.
The below, almost entirely, come from the collection of my brother. The Behan biography is one of my favourite book covers of all time, but they’re all excellent in their one way.
If this is your thing, pop over to the hitone vintage Irish book cover blog from designer Niall McCormack, his collection is stunning.
Rae Jeffs, Brendan Behan: Man and Showman (Corgi, 1968)
Emmet Larkin- James Larkin (New English Library, 1968)
Micháel Ó hAodha- The O’Casey Enigma (Mercier, 1980)
Peadar O’Donnell- Islanders (Mercier, 1965)
Sean McCann- The Story of the Abbey Theatre (New English Library, 1967)