A big thank you to Vitaly Friedman’s for is collection of TOC’s! “Table of contents is often considered to be one of the most unspectacular design elements ever invented. Because of its simple, usual form, table of contents is often not given the attention it may deserve — after all, it is just a list of the parts of a book or document organized in the order in which the parts appear. But why not use exactly that and surprise the reader of a booklet, brochure, annual report or a book with some beautiful and original table of contents? In fact, many creative approaches are possible. And this post attempts to prove exactly that. This post showcases creative, interesting and/or beautiful examples of the lowly table of contents. You may want to take a look at their related posts
The inside cover of A Field Guide to the Birds (Peterson 1934).