what a gorgeous cover though


While looking for another book entirely I found my copy of Richard Le Gallienne’s Prose Fancies and, like when one runs into an old friend, thought a little visit was in order.

Le Gallienne, best known for his poems, was part of the Decadent Movement of the 1890’s in London.  This copy of Prose Fancies was published by Herbert Stone of Chicago in 1896 and the gorgeous cover was designed by the prolific Frank Hazenplug.  Hazenplug, who changed his name to Hazen in later life,  was only 22 years old when he completed this stylized artichoke design for Prose Fancies.

Totally read this as Prose Fanfics.