Cover design for Narcisse by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Cover design for Narcisse, a mythological poem set to music by the Russian composer Nikolai Nikolayevich Tcherepnin (1873-1945). Tcherepnin wrote a ballet piece entitled Narcisse et Echo in 1911, and this may be a movement from it. A performance by the Ballets Russes took place at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in July 1912, with designs by Bakst. On this cover, a bright green faun is depicted, playing a long flute or pipe.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
View from Manchester bookshop
The circular door handles of a Manchester bookshop echo the wheels of a bicycle out in the street, leaning against a parking meter near the old Alitalia airline office. There is a pile of leaflets advertising a Book Sale, as well as posters for a Granada Literary Lunch and Meet the Author. Date: circa 1980
© Martin O'Neill / Mary Evans Picture Library