The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason (John Murray, reprint 1959) dustwrapper by Dick Hart
The Four Feathers
A. E. W. Mason
John Murray, reprint 1959
Originally published in 1902, a popular work and reprinted many times. This copy with the distinctive dustwrapper by Dick Hart (1920-?), which to my knowledge only appeared on the 1959 and 1965 printings.
Hardback in price-clipped dustwrapper with over-printed price. 316pp. 7.5 x 5.25 inches approx. (190mm x 133mm).
Dustwrapper tanned to edges and folds; some light spotting/foxing to reverse side; a touch sunned/tanned to spine. Spine slightly cocked; endpapers with heavy foxing and offsetting; foxing to preliminaries and final pages but generally clean throughout; spotted and tanned to edges of page-block especially to top edge .
Overall, showing wear commensurate with sitting on a bookshelf long term otherwise a nice, clean copy – attractive and very uncommon with this dustwrapper design.
ref. The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators by Alan Horne (Antique Collectors’ Club, 1994)