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Sydney Sime gallery
Fancy Free illustrated by Sidney Spime
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December 18, 2008 at 12:04 am
Very, very good choice. I’ve been re-reading Dunsany recently. Fan of Sime since the early 1980s, after a very random encounter at the public library.
December 18, 2008 at 11:01 pm
High-end reprints of Dunsany (like the relatively recent Book of Wonder edition) are about the only place where one can encounter Sime in print. Someone really should print a collection. Though, now that I think about it, Dover used to print one of the Dunsany titles with Sime illustrations.
December 19, 2008 at 1:10 am
There was a collection, which I happened on at random (as in ‘pull a random book off the shelf’) in Knoxville. But a new and better collection long overdue.
February 2, 2009 at 8:09 am
Hi TB & BW
It was Thames & Hudson who published a paperback, ‘Sidney Sime: Master of the Mysterious’, by Simon Heneage and Henry Ford, in 1980.
It’s a 96 page collection of 57 plates, with a biography.
ISBN – 0 500 27154 2
But you’re right, he deserves to be revisited.
Also, you’ve spurred me to have another go at Dunsany. I haven’t picked him up for 35 years!
I re-read Clark Ashton Smith a couple of years ago and wasn’t disappointed.
Dunsany, like CAS, wasn’t shy of really louche schlock. And the purple opulence of their descriptive language is still thrilling.
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