Home >> Blampied >> Books >> Thomas Nelson >>

A Flutter in Kings

D[avid] Whitelaw

David Whitelaw (1875-1970) was a British writer, editor and illustrator. This novel was first published in 1916 by Hodder & Stoughton, for whom Blampied also designed the jacket.

This title and The Happy Warrior were commissioned in a letter from Edwin Jack on 23rd April 1918:

Herewith we are sending you two volumes The Happy Warrior by A.S.M. Hutchinson and A Flutter in Kings by David Whitelaw. All that is wanted for these books is a circular design 6¾” in diameter. The surrounding framework is somewhat bold and printed in red. Kindly keep your drawings therefore as bold as possible so that the panel may stand out.

Edwin Jack acknowledged receipt of the designs on 29th May 1918 with which we are very much pleased.

First edition, thus

Bibliography code:

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons

Series: Nelson's 1/6 novels no 63

Year: [1918]

Format: 16mo

Pages: vii, 11-287

Binding: Blue cloth with a swastika in black in lower right corner of cover; title, decorations, author and oublisher in black on spine

Size: 161 x 118 mm

Dust jacket signed: Blampied, at lower edge, under crown

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 1 shilling 6 pence

Printing history: none stated

Image of dust jacket

Dust jacket (click to enlarge)

Printed by: Printed in Great Britain at the Press of the Publishers

Notes: This is an uncommon book in any edition.