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Thursday, April 17, 2008
Some of my favorite W. W. Denslow covers for Rand McNally have a definite bizarre quality. The best example that I have for this, in my opinion, is Devil's Dice. My partner collects work by Edward Gorey, and I like to think this particular title makes a nice sort of bridge between collections - no particular resemblance, just something about the skeletal bride.
Another fun cover is The King of the Mountains. Here again, Denslow has created a slightly macabre design. This particular copy is not in the best condition, and one of these days I hope to find a better one. Incidentally, this is another example of a later printing that has dropped the Denslow seahorse signature from the cover.