Saturday, September 4, 2010

The exotic representative of the Alhambra

Is his smile shy, or coy, or.... ?
Every now and then I come across intriguing cover image choices, and this is definitely the oddest one I've ever seen on a classic Washington Irving book!
Found on an old, petite hardcover edition of Irving's Alhambra originating in Granada, Spain, as published by Editorial Padre Suarez. The cover art is captioned on the front flap as "G. Morcillo: The Prince Ahmed." The book sold for 95 pesetas.

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