I've probably seen many Caras covers and thought they were Bama...........
One really old book I would like to get my hands on is Dante's Inferno with the original artwork by Gustave Dore.
Somewhere I've got an old Italian translation of Paradise lost with Dore illustrations.
I bought a book that collects a lot of Dore's Biblical illustrations. Sad thing is, you're seeing the work of the etcher after he etched Dore's work. There were good etchers and bad, just like there are good and bad inkers for comic books.
I have been building my personal library for years and I love really old books. Anyone else? Anybody have some cool ones?