Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Princess of Mars

Anybody know who did these illustrations for an old Oxford University Press edition of A Princess of Mars? They have sort of an Erol Otus meets Boys Adventure Stories vibe.

Update: the illustrator was Gay Galsworthy. He illustrated a number of children's books in the late 60's. I couldn't find much of his work online, except for this cover of Hero Tales from the British Isles:


  1. Using Google image search, I came up with this:

    Gay Galsworthy is the artist. I wonder when this edition of the book was printed, and if by chance the images are public domain or still under copyright?

  2. I wondered the same thing. Ah, the life of a hobby publisher!

  3. Hm. I suppose I should have noticed the heading "GAY GALSWORTHY ART GALLERY" on the very page I linked.

    I still can't find any of this other work on the internet, though it looks like he illustrated a few other books in the late 60's, including a volume titled Heroes of Science. Also, Hero Tales from the British Isles.

  4. Here's Gay Galsworthy's website >


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