Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Another cigarette card

H/T David, who asks, "Has anyone seen this image of the big guy before? "

Click the pictures to see them larger. I know this picture of GKC is new to me.


  1. Does anyone know when this GKC card was published. I'd love to use it on a cover of one of my upcoming Chesterton books, and if it's before 1923, it's in the public domain.

    Also, if the owner of the card would contact me, I'd be happy to trade a copy of that book for a high quality scan of the cover. You can find my contact information at InklingBooks.com

    --Mike Perry, Seattle

  2. Hi, Mike. I don't have the exact date of the card, but I do think it is later than 1923 - I have three other such cards in my collection, and they are all later. Email me and I can provide some fitting illustrations for your forthcoming books. And yes, I would need your new edition of Cecil's book for the bibliography.
    Geir the bibliographer

  3. Mike, if Geir doesn't come up with something that will work, I can do an illustration in this style for a very reasonable fee. You can see my work at www.5sparrows.com


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