Look at these wickedly wonderful and wildly naughty book covers. I suppose this was in the era before one could rent "Debbie Does Dallas" in the back room of a video store with its lurid photographed cover. So folks actually had to read, and certainly a good cover went a long way to cover any shortcomings in the writing. (I am aware of how many double entrendres are possible in that last sentence.) But I do find them fascinating and can't get over that there were once books on the shelves with erotic art on the cover and nary a raised high glossed lettered title (the worst design invention ever in my opinion.)
If you are a pinterest follower -- I found these wonderful book covers (and there were quite a few I wasn't quite ready to put up here) from Stacia Osborn whose collection of mid century vintage images is fabulous.
Hmmm..I notice this post follows on the heels of Shakespeare's Sisters...from the sublime to the oh my gosh!