Description

    AMERICAN ARTIST (20th Century)
    King of the Khyber Rifles/Sinful Virgin, paperback cover, c. 1954
    Gouache on board
    18 x 15 in.
    Not signed
    This illustration appeared on the cover of Talbot Mundy's novel, King of the Khyber Rifles, Beacon Books #B105, 1954.

    "She ruled a wild empire -- and a savage lust ruled her."


    A slightly altered version of the same scene was used on John B. Thompson's novel, Sinful Virgin, Beacon Books #B397, 1961.

    "The daring novel of a girl too seductive to be safe, even from her own flesh and blood."


    Copies of the paperbacks are included in this lot.


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    Unless otherwise noted, this lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age.


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    July, 2009
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