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Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things / Henry Van Dyke

2015.7.203

Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

Henry Van Dyke

Walton Edition

Charles Scribner's Sons

New York

New York

United States

North America

1899

Publisher's Binding- Art Nouveau

Henry Van Dyke

Bound in pale green cloth with art nouveau stamped design in gilt and green of fish outlined in gilt swimming among tendrils of water lilies. Horizontal motif repeated on spine. Signed HVD, [Henry Van Dyke] to cover. Armstrong did matching design for Little Rivers.

Margaret Armstrong and American Trade Bindings (1968)

Attributed to Margaret Armstrong (240)

Margaret Armstrong and American Trade Bindings (1991)

Gullans and Espey reject their previous attribution to Armstrong in the second edition. "A rough imitation of Item 275 [Little Rivers]." (p. 125) The cover design is attributed to him in The Book Buyer, 19 (September 1899), 84.

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