Dariel: A Romance of Surrey

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

Author: Richard Doddridge Blackmore (British, Longworth, Berkshire 1825–1900 Teddington)

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co.

Date: 1897

Medium: Deep red cloth over boards with green and gold decoration

Dimensions: 7 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. (19.7 x 30.1 cm)
Other: 7 3/4 × 5 1/8 in. (19.7 × 13 cm)
Other: 7 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (19.7 x 17.1 cm)

Classification: Bindings

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

Accession Number: 56.522.94


This book cover, bound in deep red plain-weave cloth, is stamped in dark green and gold and embossed in gold. It features a front cover vignette of Celtic-style interlacing and grotesques. The Museum's cover is a publisher's proof in which the design appears on the front cover only. The spine decoration, later seen on the published book, does not appear on the Museum's cover, which is inscribed "From the designer | Alice Morse."