H. de Vere Stacpoole was an Irish writer, most famous for this novel, The Blue Lagoon, which has been made into a film several times. The story concerns cousins, a boy and a girl, who are marooned on a desert island and come to maturity without any knowledge of sex but manage to have a baby together, a boy they call Hannah because it's the only other name they know. The berries of the arita tree figure prominently.
According to letters in the Nelson Archive, Blampied designed a jacket for another novel by Stacpoole, The Reef of Stars in Nelson's Continental Library, but the design has not been seen.
25th impression onwards
Bibliography code: TFU-21.4
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin
Series: Unwin's 2/- Novels
Year: 1921 (assumed)
Binding: plain blue linen cloth impressed with Cleopatra's needle and a sphinx either side; title, author and publisher in black on spine; plain rear boards
Size: 180 x 117 mm
Dust jacket: signed Blam, lower left
Internal illustrations: none
Price: 2 shillings
Printing history: First edition, 1908; 25th and later impressions, 2/- net
Printed by: The Mayflower Press, Plymouth. William Brendon & Son, Ltd
Dust jacket (click to enlarge)
Notes: This jacket has been seen on the 25th edition of this title dated 1921, priced at 2 shillings. I have copies of the 28th and 29th impression with the same dust jacket, also priced 2 shillings.