I received this query about Western book covers, and know nothing about the topic. Can anyone suggest anything that would help this guy out?
"In a former career
I was a used book dealer, concentrating on The American West. During
that time I observed that many Western novels from ~1900 to ~1930 had
very well-illustrated decorative embossed covers. This seemingly
neglected aspect of book art has become a collecting interest (now about
100 titles), but I have been able to find little in the way of
Can you refer me to articles or books or knowledgeable people on the subject?Has this topic been discussed at previous WLA meetings?"
Chair, Undergraduate Studies
Editor, Western American Literature
Department of English
202 Andrews Hall
P.O. Box 880333
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333
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