Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Regency Christmas 1

A Regency Christmas 1 was published in November 1989 and was so successful that Signet published a Christmas short story series for many years after. While Allan Kass didn't illustrate all of them,  he did enough that you can see and enjoy. This was the first book and has stories by famous authors Anita Mills, Patricia Rice, Mary Balogh, Gayle Buck, and Edith Layton. They are still great reads.

Allan Kass creates a Christmas card image here with guests arriving for the holiday season! We see them bringing gifts in the horse drawn sleigh and happy residents greeting relatives and guests to their home. It's a magical picture of the season.

This is the last book that I have that I know for sure Allan Kass illustrated and a great one with which to end the series.. He told me before his death that he illustrated somewhere between 800-1000 book covers and this book is # 785. Before illustrating books, Kass lived in Detroit illustrating auto company magazine ads.

 If you find a book that I don't have listed in the blog, please contact me with the information. I hope that you've enjoyed reading and seeing the work of this talented artist.

5 comments:

  1. I have very much enjoyed your posts on Allan Kass's work. They have introduced me to a number of books which I didn't know about. Thank you very much!

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  2. Hi there! I do love your blog. Are you thinking about posting again soon? Allan Kass is one of my favorite artists, and I'd love to see more of his work.

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  3. Hi there! I do love your blog. Are you thinking about posting again soon? Allan Kass is one of my favorite artists, and I'd love to see more of his work. --Joanne R.

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  4. Hi! I'm not planning on posting anymore unless I find more Kass covers!

    Right now, these are all of the book covers that I am sure he illustrated. I don't want to put up any that I'm not sure about and be wrong.

    Thanks for your comments and I'm glad you have enjoyed the blog.

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