Horace Annesley Vachell (1861-1955) was an English writer of biographies, stories and novels. This novel was first published in 1908 by John Murray.
The design for this jacket was first used on The Vermilion Box (1917) in Nelson's Continental Library, but was cut to remove the background. The design was commissioned in March 1917, although the letter is missing from the Nelson Archive. The rough sketch was acknowledged on 4th April and the finished drawing on 12th April. The copy of The Waters of Jordan in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University has an accession date of 21 June 1918.
First edition, thus
Bibliography code: NEL-18.2
Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
Pages: 281, vii ads
Binding: Red cloth decorated in black fan-like designs at top and bottom with black line around. Title, author, fan design and publisher in black on spine.
Size: 160 x 110 mm
Dust jacket signed: Blampied, lower left above price
Internal illustrations: none
Price: 1 shilling 3 pence
Printing history: not stated
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Printed by: Printed in Great Britain at the Press of the Publishers