Hastain, Eugene

Eugene Hastain was born in Camberwell on 9th October 1887, one of six children. His father Louis (some have it as Louise) Hastain was French, his mother Emma Colman from Clapham, London. Eugene developed his talent for art at an early age, and socialized with leading writers and artists at the turn of the century. One of his greatest friends was Leslie Charteris, and Hastain designed the Saint's stick-man logo on a cafe napkin. He worked extensively for Hodder & Stoughton, and received commissions from the Houses of Parliament and royalty. He died of cancer in October 1957 in a Bournemouth hospice.
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Enter the Saint, 1st edn c1941 (17th printing) (Leslie Charteris)First published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1930, this is the 17th printing from around 1941 judging by the other titles listed.

Jacket illustration by Eugene Hastain.

ReproJacket #301-Q-1, size 182.8x426mm.
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Enter the Saint, 1st edn c1941 (19th printing) (Leslie Charteris)First published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1930, this is the 19th printing from around 1941 judging by the other titles listed. The differences from the 17th are restricted to the repositioning of the publisher's logo on the back flap and the removal of the price from the front flap.  The flaps are also considerably wider.

Jacket illustration by Eugene Hastain.

ReproJacket #301-S-1, size 182.5x458mm.
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The Last Hero, 1st edn c1941 (19th printing) (Leslie Charteris)First published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1930, this is the 19th printing from around 1941 judging by the other titles listed.

Jacket illustration assumed to be by Eugene Hastain.

ReproJacket #302-S-1, size 179.6x462mm.