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'Gift of the Desert' by Randall Parrish

  • Object:

    Book jacket

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1923 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed book jacket

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 178

Physical description

Book jacket for a Western novel depicting a woman with a handgun in a holster, hiding in a cave around the corner from a cowboy. The cowboy is seated on a rock and holding a rifle, looking away from the woman's hiding place towards the mouth of the cave. The tagline reads 'Under the purple skies of Arizona'.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)


ca. 1923 (printed)


Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Printed book jacket


Height: 287 mm, Width: 184 mm

Descriptive line

Book jacket for 'Gift of the Desert' by Randall Parrish, published by Philip Allan. Great Britain, ca. 1923.


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Books; Holsters; Westerns; Guns; Cowboys; Deserts; Pistols; Caves


Books; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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