leafy rivers

first edition, 1967, harcourt, brace & world, new york
jacket design by james and ruth mccrea

another book chosen for its cover. i love the graphics of this cover. true genius. apparently the book is of the adventure/suspense category. which i would not have surmised by the cover alone. the cover makes me think heart of darkness or the island of dr. moreau (on second thought i suppose these are adventure/suspense.) i'm also reminded of gauguin, although more for the tahitian vibe rather than a likeness of style. i'm definitely keeping this one around for inspiration. james and ruth mccrea have illustrated tons. see more here, here, and here.

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