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    Edrien Nurse Nora's Folly by Ruth McCarthy Sears Dustjacket Original Painting (Avalon Books, 1979). So what exactly is the folly of Nurse Nora? Might be that she has chosen to wear full hospital-ward regalia, complete with starched cap, on a camping trip into the deep woods. Anyhow, this Nurse Nora is a looker, and her bearded escort seems amply well aware of that fact. Edrien's jacket design -- he handled practically all the Avalon Romance titles -- is a marvel of lovely incongruity, with two portraits of the title character including a miniature (at left) that was calculated 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. Egg tempera, chalk, and opaque watercolors (dry-brush effects) on deep-texture illustration board. Includes title-overlay on translucent layout paper. Accompanied by a cover-proof sheet. Image area, 9.75" x 12.25". Light toning, with marginal adhesive staining. Very Good condition.

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