I really like the old-fashioned covers that were works of art in themselves - like these
The inside cover of European Military Adventurers of Hindustan has a great map (below) and an interesting dedication:
Further information about the artist of:
Military Dialogues. Lt.-Col. N. Newnham Davis. London: Sands & Co., 1898
The illustrations in this volume are by Richard Caton Woodville, R.I. and Louis Edwards.
Woodville (1856-1927), the son of a war artist, was brought up in St. Petersburg, lived in Paris then finally settled in London in 1875, where he began working for the Illustrated London News. Renowned for his attention to detail, as a war artist, he travelled to the Turkish war in 1878 and to the Egyptian war in 1882. He also worked in Albania and the Balkans.