Hey, there's an echo in here...!
Point well-made about the curly covers, Brad: ...but I thought it was just from over-perusal !!
Mine always has a few other books parked on top, if not jammed in the over-full 'Fishing' book-shelf!
Here's a thumbnail of the book cover:
That's a pre-1979 Brush Popper in BS (Black Scale) with the much neater 'wounded spook' prop-blade.