Seven Million Stray Dogs, by Acre. On the cover is a Byzantine-style icon of Neil Armstrong standing on the lunar surface, his hand raised in blessing and a golden nimbus round his helmet. The book is bound in curious triangular fashion and opens (impossibly) from two different sides. It is covered with a clear cellophane wrapper. Seven Million Stray Dogs is a universal almanac which I consult, in my dream, for Ikea-style instructions on assembling Italian Renaissance furniture pieces.
Hannibal at Sea, anon. On the cover is a silhouette image of a Phoenician trireme with three elephants aboard lifting their trunks in salute. The book is a collection of aphorisms for the strategically uncertain.
[NB: I’ve officially made this another series. For a refresher/introduction and a link to past posts, click here.]