Typee

Creator

Date

1950

Identifier

Special Collections PS2384 T8 1950

Publisher

London: Folio Society

Abstract

John Buckland Wright was a Dunedin-born artist who moved to Europe and became one of the best engravers of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. He occasionally applied his skills to book cover designs. This post-war Folio Society edition of Herman Melville’s Typee has thin board covers with printed cloth carrying tropical fruit and ferns; a delicate JBW design. Rather than use a binder’s label, the binding details are found on the verso of the title-page: ‘Binding executed by Henry Stevenson & Co’, who were brothers Robert and Henry Stevenson, who established their own binding firm about 1868.

Files

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Citation

Herman Melville, “Typee,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 2, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7466.