Click the group of TITLES beginning with:
The Same Book Numbers with Different Art Work
And now for a little fun.
Listed in this section of the database, you will find different cover art for the same literary works. The books are listed alphabetically by title (sort of).
In some cases, the books may appear to be by different authors, but I determined that one name was actually a pseudonym (like the books above). In a few cases, a later reprinted work was released under a different title. If someone recognizes that two books are different, please email me.
The scans are not labeled. Click a thumbnail and read its web address to see details. The publisher and book number will be all the way at the end of the web address, just before the ".jpg."
The last three pages show different cover art for the same book number (reprints that kept the same numbers but changed artwork). They are listed by publisher. Since some titles were first reprinted under the same number and later under a different one, you may see a little duplication between the sections.
Let me tell you which sets of reprints you will NOT see here:
1) Dust Jackets (you can see those in the "Dust Jacket" section of the database).
2) Armed Services Editions. ASE's (for the most part) simply bear a picture of the hardcover 1st edition on each cover.
3) Books without illustrations or graphics.
4) Variants, i.e., books where the same artwork has been "recycled," like the covers below. Only reprints with distinctly different artwork will be displayed in this section.
This section is FAR from complete, and frankly, it probably never will be. This is sort of a labor of love ... but it is incredibly time-consuming, since there is no normal resource that sorts vintage paperbacks by title. I found most of these "matches" by sorting a database from my own collection and then checking and renaming each scan individually. I will try to update it every two or three years. Many thanks to Bob Gaines, who identified seven or eight hundred sets of covers.
One last note: If you're downloading an image, you may notice a little letter at the end of the picture number ... for example: "signetT1826g." That little "g" coincides with a printing number, based on its relative position in the alphabet ... in this case, a 7th printing, since "g" is the seventh letter. It's a computer-sorting thing. Otherwise, in my database, a 17th printing would be listed before a 2nd printing. Live with it.
The Interpretations Section was updated in October, 2010