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El Pajaro Espino book jacket (1977 edition)

Contributed by Gabriel Benderski on Jul 27th, 2017. Artwork published in
circa 1977
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    El Pajaro Espino book jacket (1977 edition)
    Photo: Gabriel Benderski. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Thorn Birds (El Pájaro Espino in Spanish) is a 1977 best-selling novel by the Australian author Colleen McCullough. For this (uncredited) jacket Cortez was slightly modified — ‘P’ was extended, ‘S’ got a descending loop, and the top-right serif on the ‘N’ was trimmed to accommodate an extended ‘R’.

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    • Cortez
    • Caslon No. 471 & 540

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    1 Comment on “El Pajaro Espino book jacket (1977 edition)”

    1. Jul 27th, 2017  10:44 pm

      The original Letraset Cortez offered a swash ‘R’ but it wasn’t quite as long as the one on this cover.

      Cortez by Philip Kelly (Letraset, 1977)

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