Straight Jackets: the Art of the Book Jacket University of Otago Straight Jackets: the art of the book jacket

In the early days of book jacket design, the publishers would often lift an image already found within the text of the book and place it on the cover. It was a cheap option that also boosted recognition and reinforcement. Thesiger's own photograph called 'The Sands' not only forms the frontispiece picture to his book but also a striking image for the cover.

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