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Bloody Jack dustjacket comparison #3
Image by keristars
The first editions of the books never have the parchment design behind the series name. You can tell that my copy of Curse of the Blue Tattoo is not a first edition because it has the parchment behind the series title in the upper left. I believe that the design of the first edition of Bloody Jack is also slightly different, but I can’t recall how it differs at the moment. I do know that when I first read the book, I had a first edition borrowed from the library, and it looked slightly different.
It’s interesting to me how the first book uses the ship as the selling point of the design, while Jacky herself becomes the central figure with the third book.
I would love to have a full-size print of the second and third cover paintings, and even maybe the seventh. I wasn’t at all impressed with Rapture of the Deep‘s cover when I first saw it on amazon, but in person, it has a lot more depth/detail and is quite beautiful.
This photo gets a lot of Google Image search hits, so you guys googling "Bloody Jack series" might be interested in a follow up I did this year of the spines of all 8 books: www.flickr.com/photos/keristars/5899024119/
Front cover compilation to come when I have room to set them all out again.