The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason (John Murray, reprint 1965) dustwrapper by Dick Hart
The Four Feathers
A. E. W. Mason
John Murray, reprint 1965
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. 316pp. Size: 7.5 x 5.25 inches approx. (190mm x 128mm).
Light wear and rubbing to dustwrapper, no tears; toning to spine and rear panel; lightly foxed and stained to rear panel; price label adhesive stain to front flap. Cloth dusty in places. Booksellers ticket to front paste-down; ghost of price label to lower corner of front free endpaper; edges of page-block age tanned.
Overall, showing light wear but 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)