Friday, August 8, 2008

Whereabouts Unknown Mrs. Baille Reynolds. A potboiler from 1931, illustrator not credited. Please comment if you know who it is.

Alice of Old Vincennes

"Don't shoot til they're nigh enough!"

A historical thriller of the old Franco-American Northwest frontier, written in 1900 by Maurice Thompson. The illustrations are by F. C. Yohn

The Treasure Train

Frontispiece from The Treasure Train, by Arthur B. Reeve. The artist is uncredited, and I can't make out the signature, although it may say "Will Foster". Please leave a comment if you recognize him.

Update: It is Will Foster, I found out, thanks to this nifty signature bank.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Elsewhere on the web, Arthur B. Reeve is credited as having invented the first "scientific" hero of detective novels. I unfortunately can't find any information on who the illustrator of this cover is. If you know, please leave me a comment!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Battle Is The Payoff

A war correspondent's book, from 1943.

Ellery Queen covers

More covers from Triangle Books edition from the early 1940s. Sorry, but there's no indication on these books who the illustrators were.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ellery Queen covers

Covers of some Ellery Queen novels, from the early 1940s


At last, I got my Visioneer scanner to work with my new Vista machine. Oof!