Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Book cover: "A Book of Wizards"

  • Title: A Book of Wizards
  • Author: Ruth Manning-Sanders
  • Illustrator: Robin Jacques
  • Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., New York
  • Year: 1967
  • Notes: This was the first book I acquired when I began my Ruth Manning-Sanders collection/obsession back around 2001/2002. I was actually not 100% sure that this was the book and author I was looking for until it arrived in the mail and I saw the list of stories and Robin Jacques illustrators. It was "The Two Wizards," an African tale featuring men playing draughts, that told me this was the book from my childhood. ... This copy was in circulation in the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library system before being withdrawn. ... My favorite tale in the book is "Long, Broad and Sharpsight." ... Copies of this hardcover book can be found on Amazon at this time for about $10. There is also a 1970s paperback (with cover art by Brian Froud) from Piccolo, and a 1980s paperback from Methuen.

This wizard on the cover reminds me a little of Dumbledore.

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