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Three (3) items related to THE BLACK VENUS, by Rhys Davies, illustrated by Garth Montgomery Williams (Colorado, 1912-1996), originally published by Howell, Soskin, New York, 1946. 1st item: Mixed media on paper preliminary cover illustration depicting Olwen Powell, the book's heroine seated on her bed, flanked by a black statuette of the goddess Venus and the faces of her prospective suitors. Signed "Garth Williams" top right. 16" H x 12 1/8" W. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) copies of the dust jackets for THE BLACK VENUS depicting the finial illustration for the cover with summary text, a review from the London Times, and a summary of I MARRIED THEM by Janet Van Duyn, also illustrated by Williams. Both signed "Garth Williams" to lower edge of front flap. 8 1/4" H x 21 1/2" W. All items with pencil numerals, lower right en verso. Condition: All items in overall good condition with light toning. 1st item: Areas of loss, possibly insect damage, largest 2 3/4", to edges of sheet. Flaking, areas of loss, largest 1" x 5/8", to lower left corner of sheet. Horizontal fold line to center of sheet.