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Look Here: THE EAGLE AND THE WIND, with frothy cover art by the great unknown

Yep, you guessed it… another book from my paperback collection, freshly scanned and processed:


The artwork on the front and back cover of the Popular Library Eagle Books edition of The Eagle and the Wind (1954) by Herbert E. Stover is uncredited, no signature is visible in the paintings themselves, and I can find no information about the cover online. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t be surprised if the artist turned out to be Rafael De Soto. But I’m no expert. I mainly go by what I see.

BONUS IMAGE (12 May 2013):

As has been pointed out in the comments, Rafael De Soto’s original artwork for The Eagle and the Wind is currently available for purchase via All-Star Auctions. Here’s a link to the auction page. And here’s what the painting looks like framed:


From my comments below:

It’s cool to see an image of the actual painting — comparing the printed version with the framed version, I would say there is a good chance that the board was cut down at the top at some point after the image was published to enhance the composition sans text.