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Miniature Marvels: The Book-Cover Art of James E McConnell

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Lavishly illustrated biography with full listings.

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Miniature Marvels: The Book Cover Art of James E McConnell Miniature Marvels: The Book Cover Art of James E McConnell Miniature Marvels: The Book Cover Art of James E McConnell

James E McConnell was one of the 20th Century's finest and most prolific commercial artists working in publishing.

His paintings appeared on many hardback dustjackets and paperback book covers and also graced magazines, advertising posters, even jigsaw puzzles. Although he is perhaps best remembered for his Western-themed pieces, his work spanned a wide range of genres, including crime, science fiction, romance and children's books.

In this lavish, coffee-table-style hardback book – the first ever to be published on McConnell's art – author Steve Chibnall, a leading authority on mass-market publishing in 20th Century Britain, presents a fascinating biography of the artist, compiled with the full cooperation of his estate and illustrated with hundreds of superb full-colour reproductions of his work.

In a career spanning from the 1930s to the 1960s, McConnell produced hundreds of superb paintings, working for noted British publishers large and small, including Collins, Cassell, Robert Hale, Corgi, Pan, Amalgamated/Fleetway, Hutchinson and many others.

Amongst his most celebrated works were covers for Cassell's editions of SAX ROHMER'S FU MANCHU books; highly collectable JOHN D MACDONALD and JAMES M CAIN thrillers and LOZANIA PROLE romances for Robert Hale; BERKELEY GRAY and VERNON WARREN crime novels for Collins and John Gifford respectively; Thames' editions of CAPT W E JOHNS' children's adventure novels featuring BIGGLES; Arrow paperbacks of EDGAR WALLACE mysteries; and over a dozen Pinnacle paperbacks of EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' famous TARZAN and sci-fi novels.

The book is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of superb full-colour reproductions of McConnell's work and contains a full, detailed listing of all of his covers.

Author: Steve Chibnall
Artist: James E McConnell
Publisher: Telos Publishing, July 2023 First Edition
Number of pages: 352
Format: Hard Cover; Full Colour illustrations
Size: 11" x 8" (279mm x 215mm)
ISBN: 9781845832100


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