Heade, Reginald

Reginald Heade (1901-1957) is noted for his 'girlie art' covers for the Hank Janson series of paperback "hard-boiled" thrillers for the author/publisher, Stephen Frances, but he also produced some superb Western paperback covers for Archer Books in the late '40s, four sensitively painted colour plates for The Adventures of Robin Hood published by Collins, powerful illustrations in bold colour for a series of children's classics for Partridge Publications Ltd., dust jackets for W.E. Johns' Worrals books, some covers for A.P.'s Sexton Blake Library and later, under the name "Cy Webb", extraordinarily-detailed work for Pan and Panther.

His real name was Reginald Cyril Webb. He is not listed in any British standard artist references--no one even recalls meeting him. A true man of mystery.
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Jennings' Little Hut, 1st edn 1951 (Anthony Buckeridge)The third title in Anthony Buckeridge's series concerning Jennings was first published in 1951.

Jacket illustration by Reginald Heade.

ReproJacket #410-A-1, size 187.1x454mm.
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Jennings' Little Hut, 2nd edn 1955 (2nd printing) (Anthony Buckeridge)This title was issued in a new edition in Collins Adventure Library, along with others from the series -- effectively, a cheap edition.

Jacket illustration by Reginald Heade.

ReproJacket #127-B-1, size 187.4x459mm.
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Jennings' Little Hut, 2nd edn 1956 (3rd printing) (Anthony Buckeridge)The third impression in this Collins Adventure Library edition was issued in 1956, and is a little shorter than its predecessor.

Note: this jacket was unpriced, presumably an exported copy.

Jacket illustration by Reginald Heade.

ReproJacket #127-C-1, size 183.5x457mm.