"The Execution of Private Slovik," book and cover art illustration, 2 items total. 1st item: Oil on board cover art illustration painting for the book "The Execution of Private Slovik" by William Bradford Huie, published by Dell Publishing Company, New York, 1954. Painting depicts Private Slovik in a winter landscape setting, bound to an execution post with a hood covering his head foreground and a military squad with raised guns pointing toward the private. Pencil inscription lower right reads, "A7445 – Dell – The Execution of Private Slovik". Unframed. Image – 30 3/4" H x 17 1/4" W. Board – 33" H x 24" W. Mid 20th century. 2nd item: Paperback book titled "The Execution of Private Slovik" by William Bradford Huie, published by Dell Publishing Company, New York, 2nd printing published in 1970. Cover features the painting being sold in this lot. 7" H x 4 1/4" W. Third quarter 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Staining center left margin. Losses to board center right margin. Rubbing and slight losses to the board corners. Unframed. 2nd item: Overall good condition, light wear noted to corners and spine, some normal creasing.
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