Special Collections PS2384 T8 1950
London: Folio Society
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.
Herman Melville, “Typee,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 26, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7466.