Book cover for A House in Bloomsbury, 1896
Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Mrs. [Margaret] Oliphant (Scottish, 1828–1897); publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York
Tan cloth covered boards with black and gold decoration; Overall 7 5/8 x 11 1/8 in. (19.3 x 28.3 cm), front cover 7 5/8 x 4 15/16 in. (19.3 x 12.5 cm), front cover and spine 7 5/8 x 6 1/4 in. (19.3 x 15.9 cm)
Gift of Alice C. Morse, 1923, transferred from the Library (56.522.76)
This is an orderly, symmetrical full-cover design in the Arts and Crafts style. It is bound in light gold diagonal-rib reversed cloth; the ivy is stamped in dark brown and the titling is gold-stamped. The Museum's cover is a publisher's production or proof case, inscribed "Alice C Morse." The cloth used on the Museum's cover has not been seen on any published copies of this book, which are bound in a dark tan plain-weave cloth.