Let's again start with an easy one for cover art. That airship. Hang on, let's check when this was dreamed up as a story. 1905? Powered flight was a couple years old, and Rudyard Kipling is out here writing an aviation story for the year 2000? Fabulous. This first American edition is perhaps not the finest, but it's mine and therefore my favorite. Do I wish it also had the dust jacket? Of course, I often do, but so many were thrown away for the simple fact that they were often seen as just the packaging books came in.
Time to take a short break and just appreciate that, while there is a old timey, yesterday's future aerial escapade inside, as an object for one's shelf, it is something to hold and behold.