Langston Hughes, Not Without Laughter, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. Jacket by Aaron Douglas.

Langston Hughes, Not Without Laughter, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. Jacket by Aaron Douglas.

Title: Breathing Room/  phtographer: William Eggleston/  Author: Peter Davison/  Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf/  Publication Date: 2002/  Designer: Gabriele Wilson

Title: Breathing Room/ phtographer: William Eggleston/ Author: Peter Davison/ Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf/ Publication Date: 2002/ Designer: Gabriele Wilson

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. B. Traven. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. First American edition. Original dust jacket. Three down-and-out Americans – Curtin, Dobbs, and Howard – meet in the Mexican city of Tampico and discuss how to overcome their financial distress. They then set out to discover gold in the remote Sierra Madre mountains. A mine is dug and much gold is extracted, but Dobbs soon becomes greedy and begins to lose both his trust and his mind, lusting to possess the entire…

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. B. Traven. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. First American edition. Original dust jacket. Three down-and-out Americans – Curtin, Dobbs, and Howard – meet in the Mexican city of Tampico and discuss how to overcome their financial distress. They then set out to discover gold in the remote Sierra Madre mountains. A mine is dug and much gold is extracted, but Dobbs soon becomes greedy and begins to lose both his trust and his mind, lusting to possess the entire…

Death of an Intruder - A Tale of Horror in Three Parts by Nedra Tyre. Alfred A Knopf, 1953. Hardcover first edition. Cover by Roy Kuhlman.

Death of an Intruder - A Tale of Horror in Three Parts by Nedra Tyre. Alfred A Knopf, 1953. Hardcover first edition. Cover by Roy Kuhlman.

Wonderful selection of book covers created by Janet Hansen, a talented American designer working at Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House.   Her work has been recognized by AIGA, Design Observer, and The New York Times.  More graphic design Visit her website

Book Covers by Janet Hansen

Wonderful selection of book covers created by Janet Hansen, a talented American designer working at Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House. Her work has been recognized by AIGA, Design Observer, and The New York Times. More graphic design Visit her website

Vintage Julia Child Cookbook, The Way to Cook, Hardback, 1989, Alfred A Knopf, ISBN 0-394-53264-3 by GentlyKept on Etsy

Vintage Julia Child Cookbook, The Way to Cook, Hardback, 1989, Alfred A Knopf, ISBN 0-394-53264-3

Vintage Julia Child Cookbook, The Way to Cook, Hardback, 1989, Alfred A Knopf, ISBN 0-394-53264-3 by GentlyKept on Etsy

Roger Duvoisin ~ New edition of The Night Before Christmas published September 2014 by Alfred A. Knopf was originally published in 1954. The illustrator’s fans may notice that the stuffed yellow lion among Santa’s gifts bears a notable resemblance to Louise Fatio’s The Happy Lion, which Duvoisin illustrated the same year.

Roger Duvoisin ~ New edition of The Night Before Christmas published September 2014 by Alfred A. Knopf was originally published in 1954. The illustrator’s fans may notice that the stuffed yellow lion among Santa’s gifts bears a notable resemblance to Louise Fatio’s The Happy Lion, which Duvoisin illustrated the same year.

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