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The Song of the Wave, and Other Poems / George Cabot Lodge

2015.7.173

Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

George Cabot Lodge

First

Charles Scribner's Sons

New York

New York

United States

North America

1898

Trow Directory, Printing and Bookbinding Company

New York

New York

United States

North America

Publisher's Binding- Japonisme

Decorative Designers

Unsigned design attributed to Lee Thayer of the Decorative Designers. Bound in dark blue cloth with a stunning full cover design of a breaking wave. Stamped in two shades of gilt - a lighter and darker shade, creating swirling, rising, cresting energy. Title to spine. Design is highly influenced by Japanese woodcuts, notably "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" created in the 1820's by Hokusai, a Japanese artist of the Edo period.

The Art of American Book Covers 1875-1930 / Richard Minsky

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