That House in Bloomsbury

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

Author: Margaret Oliphant (British, Wallyford, East Lothian, Scotland 1828–1897)

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co.

Date: 1896

Medium: Tan cloth covered boards with black and gold decoration

Dimensions: 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)

Classification: Bindings

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

Accession Number: 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.