Let's face it, scholarly books are rarely 'pretty.' All too often, librarians whip the dust jackets off, leaving them naked and nondescript in the stacks anyway. Only a title hints at delights to be discovered.
I admit, I bought this book because I love the dust jacket. It's not an expensive production, but the simplicity and tonal influences are beautiful... plus, it has Puss in Boots and a title like From Court to Forest. The book is part of my current nesting activity for a new manuscript I'm working on. Don't you love Puss's boots?