Gallery of illustrated book endpapers


Endpapers are the inside covers and facing pages of books. Today, endpapers are almost always blank. But our more sophisticated forebears made good use of endpapers by adding thematic illustrations to them. Amy Crehore alerted me to this nice gallery of endpapers. (Shown here: The Junior Instructor, Book 1 reprinted in 1962 but originally from 1923.)