Emanuel Haldeman-Julius : Pocket Series and the Little Blue Books

Front Wrapper Design Style: "Illustrated"

Easily identifiable, as the front wrapper is filled by a one-color graphic design (the secondary color was provided by the color of the stock, not by ink). Interestingly, Attribution Statements are absent even when the booklet contains work by a single author. The first Illustrated wraps are believed to have emerged in 1947, although significant use likely did not occur until 1949. Booklets of this design style can be proven to have still been available for purchase in 1959, and it is likely they continued to be until the plant was destroyed by fire in 1978. Additional information can be found in Dating Little Blue Books.

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