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Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Psyche

 
Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Psyche by SAX [Dustjacket artist] [Herbert G De Lisser] (1952)
Author: SAX [Dustjacket artist] [Herbert G De Lisser]
Title: Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Psyche
 
Year: 1952
Publisher: Ernest Benn
Place: London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
 
Price: £125
 
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(12.5x19.5cm + 12.5x3cm) Original 'Rough' for the front panel and spine of the jacket on the UK first of a Jamaican novel featuring a slave heroine. Gouache on card, depicting the protagonist being sold at a slave market, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite identical to the final design as published by Ernest Benn. The image comes from a substantial collection of Sax's jacket designs. De Lisser was British born to Afro-Jewish parents but was educated and worked as a journalist in Jamaica where his first novel, Jane, was the earliest west-Indian novel to have a black central character.
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