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Remarkable Book Jacket – revealed

Yesterday I posted a picture of a book jacket, asking for the date of publication. To my eye when I first stumbled across the illustration I had to double check the year, because it looked so contemporary. The fact is it comes from 1936, from the Penrose volume of that year, and was done by Eric Fraser (1902-1983), a British artist known for his work in a whole range of books and magazines.

See another of his illustrations from ten years later here.