Monday 28 April 2008

Obelisk Innards

Further to my earlier post about Neil Pearson's history of Obelisk Press and its creator, Jack Kahane, here are some of the book covers featured within that excellent volume. Aplogies for the less-than-perfect photographs, buyt if you want a better look, you have no excuse for not buying the book. Click on the pictures for more detail.

Richard Aldington's Death of a Hero, and a wildly inappropriate (yet cool) cover for James Hanley's Boy.

Cecil Barr was a psuedonym for Jack Kahane himself.

It's worth noting that many of Obelisk's covers were designed and illustrated by Kahane, his wife, Marcelle, and their son, later known as Maurice Girodias, founder of the Olympia Press.

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