Heritage Press – Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope (1958)

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Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope (1958)
Sandglass Number unknown
Artwork – Illustrations by Fritz Kredel
Introduced by Angela Thirkell
Reprint of LEC #292/27th Series V. 1 in 1958

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Front Binding – A nicely designed pattern for the boards on this book, with a brown spine.  Shame it’s been sunned somehow, but it is a library book, after all.  And because of that, I’m in the dark on who designed this one…so any help would be great.  This is the second and final work of Anthony Trollope’s the George Macy Company would put out, following The Warden.  Fritz Kredel returns to do the illustrations for this one as well.

Title Page – Kredel has such a talent – he’s able to do comical, over-the-top scenes in books like Andersen’s Fairy Tales and The Book of Ballads, but can also draw some splendid realistic sketches, too.  Angela Thirkell offers an introduction.

Page 18 – Lovely, lovely work – the woman’s face to the right of the carriage is amazing.

Page 35

Personal Notes – I’ve seen the LEC of this particular book, so I may go for it depending on my whimsy this week, but this copy is from the library, so that’s all I can really say!

Any and all info on this book’s design process would be very useful!  If you have a Sandglass or LEC Newsletter, please drop me a line here or through the comments at my thread about this blog at the George Macy Devotees @ LibraryThing!  Thanks!

 

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