Judging a book by its cover
One of those books that I have gone and bought largely because of the cover design. There is a whimsical period charm to it. It's by Keith Vaughan, a successful painter who was a friend of John Minton, and there's much in common in their style of design.
It only cost me a fiver, a book published by the Hogarth Press, edited by John Lehmann, and including work by Stephen Spender and C.V. Wedgwood.
This was the second incarnation of the journal 'New Writing', which John Lehmann had started in 1936. As 'Penguin New Writing', it continued until 1950.
Judging any book by cover is when you decide whether or not to read something based on how it looks. You can judge a book by its cover in several ways. You may decide that the title, author and/or artwork of a book will make it interesting to you. It is important to keep an open mind when judging books by their covers so you do not miss out on something that might interest you.
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