Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Saturday Book

Getting ready for the retail season early this year so expect some action soon at Anita's Bead Blog. But I had to take a little time off to share two lovely book jackets with you. Saturday Book 15, with its amazing trompe d'oeil by Richard Chopping was a dump find and my first introduction to Chopping's work. He is best known for his Ian Fleming novel covers which I became aware of through the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) site featuring the Chopping cover for From Russia With Love in their masthead.

The rear flyleaf of Saturday Book 15 describes "a pictorial anthology culled from the first thirteen numbers" which has a nicely illustrated jacket by Philip Gough.

(Found this interesting site of Alice in Wonderland Illustrators searching for information on Gough. And some illustrations he did for Jane Austen's Emma.) I should also mention that both Saturday books are interesting to read as well.

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