The Wrecker

Designer: Alice Cordelia Morse (American, Ohio 1863–1961)

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish, Edinburgh 1850–1894 Upolu, Samoa)

Author: Lloyd Osborne (American, 1868–1947)

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons (New York, NY)

Date: 1892

Medium: Light rust cloth covered boards with dark and light green and gold decoration

Dimensions: Overall: 7 7/16 x 11 1/16 in. (18.9 x 28.1 cm)
Front cover: 7 7/16 x 4 3/4 in. (18.9 x 12 cm)
Front cover and spine: 7 7/16 x 6 1/4 in. (18.9 x 15.9 cm)

Classification: Bindings

Credit Line: Gift of Alice C. Morse, 1923, Transferred from the Library, 1956

Accession Number: 56.522.67


The design, in Morse's grotesque style, features a motif of intertwined dolphins and plant forms. The volume is bound in light rust diagonal-rib reversed cloth, stamped in light and dark green. The Museum's cover is a publisher's production case, inscribed "Alice C Morse / Morse 26 / 1024 Scranton St / Scranton Pa."