Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day of the Triffids

My wife Deirdre has several paperback copies of John Wyndham's Day of the Triffids, and this seems as good a time as any to scan them and put them online.

Triffid Cover 1961
Penguin Books, 1961, Cover Price 2/6

Triffid Cover 1963
Penguin Books, 1963, Cover Price 3/6

Triffid Cover 1970
Penguin Books, 1970, Cover Price 5/- 25p

Triffid Cover 1981
Penguin Books, 1981, Cover Price £1.25

Triffid Cover No Date
Penguin Books, No Date Given, Cover Price £4.50

Triffid Cover US 1962
Crest Books, June 1962, Cover Price 50c

There are other collections of covers for Day of the Triffids, of course, including the excellent Art of Penguin Science Fiction, but the covers here are special to me, because they're the ones in this house.

I once had a first edition of Day of the Triffids, with a really badly battered dust jacket, which I managed to melt the ink all down the back of while trying to remove Sellotape marks with a nail varnish removal pad...