Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Parasite - A. Conan Doyle - Newly Attributed Book Cover Design




A. Conan Doyle
The Parasite. A Story.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers
1895
190 x 130 x 21 mm
Unsigned

I first spotted this book in a local library and immediately speculated that Morse designed it as the design is similar to other designs in Morse's grotesque style. Later, a collector sent me a photograph of the cover as well. Neither of us has been able to prove that it is Morse's design. If anyone does find a reference, I'd appreciate it if you would comment on the blog or send an email.

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1 comment:

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