Brian Lake who manages Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers in Bloomsbury, London has compiled a volume of truly odd and eccentric book covers in his new book Librorum Ridiculorum A Compendium of Bizarre Books.
The books in the collection range from fairly scatological humour and titles which reflect how language has changed over the last 100 years, to niche ones such Fish Who Answer The Telephone, Recipes for Grass, How To Be Happy Though Married, Frog Raising for Pleasure and Profit, and Banana Circus which features a banana posing as a seal.
Scouts in Bondage
Frog Raising for Pleasure and Profit
Premature Burial and How It May Be Prevented
Drummer Dick’s Discharge
It’s apparently the season to visit the book cemeteries. This is the second post in today’s feed that mentions defunct books (the other one being Fifty Forgotten Books (2022) by R.B. Russel).