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Probably should have kept this one until last, because it's the best really, but here's the first of those King Penguins I found at Castle Ward. An amazing piece of work on the cover; the richness of the colour plates inside is a bonus.
03 March 2010 in Penguin Books | Permalink
I've spotted this book already in your post of February 25. Is this the one with Gustave Doré's illustrations? If so, the pictures of the East End should be very interesting. Anyhow, great catch.
Ákos Polgárdi |
03 March 2010 at 04:52 PM
No, this isn't the one with illustrations by Doré. Although I expect that one's amazing; Doré did astonishing work didn't he?
The illustrations for this (published in 1943) were done by Charles Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson. Worth mentioning too that the cover design was by William Grimmond
03 March 2010 at 08:26 PM
Yes, Doré is quite amazing. Your copy is beautiful nevertheless. I particularly like the (typographically slightly eclectic) cover and the title page.
Ákos Polgárdi |
03 March 2010 at 11:56 PM
A very sweet book! It is so hard to find this kind of great book sitting around in the USA. Makes me long for a long holiday in Europe. Thanks for the great images.
05 March 2010 at 11:18 PM
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