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    Edrien Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart Dustjacket Original Painting (Avalon Books, c. 1970s). Some romance-novel fans were drawn by the smoochy subject matter, some by certain individual authors -- and practically all of them, by Edrien's exquisite cover paintings. The single-named artist lent uniformity and allure to any number of such titles, whether mysteries or adventures or everyday heartbreakers. This entry is distinguished by an arid outdoor setting and two lovely portraits of the title character. A miniature (at left) was designed to appear alone (the book's spine) when shelved. Seen full-on in this original state, the art conveys a haunting subtext, almost three-dimensional in forced perspective. Opaque watercolors (dry-brush effects) on deep-texture illustration board. Image area, 9.75" x 12.25". Light toning, with marginal adhesive staining. Very Good condition.

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    May, 2019
    19th Sunday
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