Flowers of Evil; Fleurs du Mal in Pattern and Prose
by Charles Baudelaire
Illust. by Beresford Egan and trans. by C. Bower Alcock
Published in 1947 by Sylvan Press, New York
Baudelaire Collection
Vanderbilt University Central Library's W. T. Bandy Center
for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies
Beresford Egan (1905-1984) was born in South Africa, moved to London and worked for small presses such as the Mandrake Press. He was considered one of the most influential British artists in the Art Déco movement. He illustrated books by authors such as Pierre Louÿs and Aleister Crowley, and designed book covers as well.

This book cover is decorated with black cloth and has a wavy hypnotic pattern in green.