Posted by Frank on October 24, 2009 at 06:25:12 from 22.214.171.124:
In Reply to: Re: Early Dustjackets posted by Mark Blanchard on October 23, 2009 at 20:37:28:
These are definitely later dustjacket designs. I have provided the link to the earlier Brock jacket for "Our Admirable Betty". If you look closely at the book binding in the photo you referenced, you can tell right away it is a later printing. Also, there are quite a long list of Farnol titles on the rear panel of that jacket -- another clue it is a later printing. In fact, there is an intermediate S&L dustjacket design with the Brock artwork with the title background in red.
The photo you referenced of "The Money Moon" is also a later printing. If you look closely you'll see the J. Morton Sale signature in the bottom right corner. Charles Brock passed away in 1938. I believe his brother Henry took over illustrating the Farnol editions sometime in the early 1930s (does anyone know for sure??). Henry passed away in 1960, so I assume any J. Morton Sale dustjacket illustrations are after the S&L New Impressions (1952/53?) which used the older Brock artwork.
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