This is the ORIGINAL, hand painted Collins Crime Club dustwrapper artwork for the Collins Crime Club title, Dishonour Among Thieves. The book, by E C R Lorac, was later to be published in 1959. This piece is hand-painted in red and black with white and red lettering on card. Crime Club motifs have been mounted on. This in turn has been mounted on a light black board. The colours on the actual jacket are different to those painted here - the yellow background on the hand painted original was replaced, and the book, when published, featured a grey blue background. The red lettering and white lettering remained the same. The piece measures 16cm by 20 cm. This piece is in excellent condition. The colours are bright bold and sharp. None of the colours have faded and there are no ugly blemishes or marks. The margins of the black board include pencilled instructions to the printer, with further instructions and details on a pink slip pasted to the back. This piece has been SIGNED by the artist, William Randell. Unique.
Publisher: Collins ( Collins Crime Club )