[ModLib] Re: The Pathfinder; Todedano 105.2

Eric Hanson eric at allforma.com
Thu May 26 22:15:45 EDT 2011


Darrell,

Thanks for the scan. it's much clearer.

The two signatures look the same to me -- particularly allowing for the fact
that the name is curved to fit into a wave on the ML cover, while the name
is
on a straight line on the other cover. The individual letters seem to have
the same style in both illustrations.

-- Eric

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 9:58 PM, Darrell Johnson <zebradlj at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Eric,
>
> I attached a scan of the jacket.  It is a large one - so you should be able
> to compare.
>
> Darrell
>
>  *From:* Eric Hanson <eric at allforma.com>
> *To:* aa3401 at wayne.edu; For collectors of Modern Library books <
> modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> *Sent:* Thursday, May 26, 2011 8:22 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [ModLib] Re: The Pathfinder; Todedano 105.2
>
> Hi,
>
> Here's a guess: Steven R. Kidd  - a very well known illustrator who was
> active in the 1950s
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_R._Kidd
>
>  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_R._Kidd>Here's a link to the cover
> of a recent book of his illustrations. Note how it's signed: Kidd. I don't
> see the signature on the cover on the ModernLib site. If someone has this
> book, it would be interesting to see it the signatures match.
>
> http://budsartbooks.com/prod_images/400/BLEP.jpg
>
> -- Eric
>
> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Gordon Barrick Neavill <
> neavill at wayne.edu> wrote:
>
>  I have no idea. I maintain a listing of ML jacket illustrators, many of
> whom are identifiable only by last name or initials. As far as I know The
> Pathfinder is the only ML jacket Kidd was responsible for, but you never
> know for sure because so many jackets aren't signed.
>
> Barry
>
>  *From: *"Scot Kamins" <kamins at ModernLib.com>
> *To: *"April Hearn" <bkworm2 at cncnet.com>, "For collectors of Modern
> Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> *Sent: *Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:06:15 AM
> *Subject: *[ModLib] Re: The Pathfinder; Todedano 105.2
>
>
> Let me see if people on the Modern Library Mailing List can identify which
> Kidd this designer is.
>
>
>  On May 26, 2011, at 3:59 AM, April Hearn wrote:
>
>  Regarding  *Toledano number:*   105.2 .
>
> The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper, ML 105
>
> The jacket is not credited, however a clear signature ("Kidd") appears
> on the artwork.
>
> Sadly, I don't know first name. The two Kidds I have in my database as
> jacket illustrators do not seem to fit (Tom and Chip).
>
> If you would like a detailed scan of the signature on the jacket, let
> me know.
>
> Sincerely,
> April Hearn
> The Bookworm
>
>
>
>
>  Scot Kamins
> .........................
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