Cover Art

Narrative card: Don't Judge a Book by its Cover Introduction
The Art of American Book Covers, 1875-1930

In the 1870s, book cover art in the United States entered a Golden Age that lasted more than fifty years. 

This book devoted to American book covers by Richard Minsky is available in the UNF General and Special Collections, call number NC973.5.U6

People and Pianos

People and Pianos by Theodore Steinway

A first edition published in 1953 with cover art by artist and Illustrator Douglas Gorsline. The cover design was created at the midpoint of Gorsline’s illustration and graphic design career. The book was a gift of the Ibach family.

Available by appointment in Special Collections, call number ML424.S76 S8

Look Homeward Angel

A second example of Douglas Gorsline’s illustration work is on Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe and includes illustrations throughout the novel.

Available by appointment in Special Collections, call number Special Collections PS3545.O337 L6 1957c

Literature Collections