Rita, by Jason Hytes. This book had an earlier printing so Fred's would have been for a reprint and most likely looking at the art might have been produced in the early 1970s.
Through the excellent new friendship we have made with George Ladas, the Pfeiffer Pfiles has put together a nice example of Fred's early work and a look into how he prodruced some of his illustrations. Featured are some model's photos that Fred used to create the cover for Rita.
We have another Pfeiffer friend in Ruben at Paperback Art. He has the original to the book. We get a nice look at the original. Thanks, Ruben.
We also find out with this original painting that Fred had a rubber stamp that showed up on the back of some of his paintings.