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The Master's Violin / Myrtle Reed

2015.7.280

Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

1900s

8-1/4 in

Myrtle Reed

New York

New York

United States

North America

1904

Knickerbocker Press

New York

New York

United States

North America

1906

Publisher's Binding- Art Nouveau

Margaret Armstrong

Art Nouveau gilt stamped design of intertwining iris by Margaret Armstrong. Binding is unsigned. Bound in lavender cloth with elaborate gilt spine decoration and titles. Stamped in gilt and white. One of a set of Reed titles which was issued at various times by Putnam, and is sometimes seen in pale ivory/grey cloth. Top edge gilt. Deckled page edges. Notable for alternative spine decoration of two irises.

Margaret Armstrong and American Trade Bindings (1991)

Gullans & Espey 205

Bound for Beauty: Highlights from the Roberts Collection

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