JAWS by Peter Benchley, Pan editions
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Zachary Petit wrote an article about the making of Jaws’ iconic book covers for Print. He mentions how Roger Kastel was commissioned to do the cover illustration for the first paperback edition by Bantam. The US cover appears to use lettering for “JAWS” (the secondary info is in Americana). Kastel’s iconic illustration was used for the Pan edition shown above, too.
The modified pointy forms of the J and W may have come from a pre-existing alphabet. See this book cover for a 1976 edition of Weak Foot by Linda Cline with similar forms: