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Old Feb 20 2007, 12:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: Collecting Highlight (44) - The Ship Who Sang

I'd say keep the ones that you have, as they illustrate in their own ways (as do all the covers and dustjackets of Anne's -- and other authors' -- books) the changing representations of literary artwork through the years.

The British one is a fine example of the more abstract representations of the late 60s and early 70s, that you find with a number of publishers. I thrill to see some of their versions of Jack Vance, as they were the editions in the local library when I started to read him, and I am always interested to see how various books and series are illustrated. Especially Anne's.

In some respects, the are more intriguing than the usual representationalist style of our contemporaries.
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