Thursday, 10 November 2011

Harlequin Artists Part V

A very few of the 481 illustrated covers seen on the books published between May, 1949 and January,1960 by Harlequin were not original. Here are two. The covers have been recreated for the Harlequin editions - the Heart of Asia more competently than The Valley of Silent Men. Viz., the Mountie with hat in the background. The work was also given the Harlequin treatment - note the décolletage. 

The original Silent artist is Dean Cornwell. Both Harlequin covers are unsigned.

The Valley of Silent Men cover was originally seen on the 1920 Cosmopolitan Books first edition. Heart of Asia's illustration is from the first edition published by Duell, Sloan and Pearce in 1951.

Harlequin 383 - March 1957
(also first printing #176 - June 1952)

Harlequin 291 - March 1954

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