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Raymond Haggard – Miss Ivory White (Fontana)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on May 30th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Raymond Haggard – Miss Ivory White (Fontana)
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Johnny Malone. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Life has become too easy for Richard Sandol, so he places this ad in a London newspaper. “Wealthy, self-made man, bored, will go anywhere, do anything, must be exciting. Age 36, fit. Box H. 7643.” The results are more than he has bargained for… a hazardous assignment, involving a beautiful British agent, a bizarre adventuress, abduction, torture and counter-espionage. And the final chase takes Sandol from the ski slopes of Verbier to a close brush with death in a small boat off the Costa Brava. “Stop-at-nothing international intrigue. The climax is nail-biting stuff” — Manchester Evening News “A spanking read” — Observer
    — blurb from the back cover

    Cover typography in Marvin. The straight-sided O is a repurposed 0 (zero). M, W and V appear to be custom creations, made from right halves of M which originally is symmetrical. Did the designer want to emphasize the similarity of the initial letters M and W? Or was this made with Letraset sheets, and were the required letters already used up?

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