First US Edition

Books within books

Jul 17, 2017

The dust jackets for two early editions of Italo Calvino’s If On a Winters Night A Traveler featured repeating book covers, stacked on top of one another or receding into the distance like an infinity mirror. On his blog, Peter Mendelsund proposed a paperback cover which was simply a photo of a previously-published paperback’s cover (with a design by Louise Fili).

First U.K. Edition

Peter Mendelsund's imagined paperback