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A Spinner in the Sun / Myrtle Reed

2015.7.277

Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

Myrtle Reed

First

G.P. Putnam's Sons

LondonNew York

1906

Knickerbocker Press

New York

Publisher's Binding- Art Nouveau

Unidentified Designer

In original slipcase printed in green floral pattern with replicated design of spider web and tree. Box has wear but is sturdy and intact. Bound in the variant grey cloth with elaborate gilt spine decoration and titles. Top edge gilt. Cover in gilt and ivory stamped design of a tree branch and spider web, signed with the initials "SH" underneath the ivory title ribbon. One of a set of Reed titles issued in the same set at various times by Putnam and designed by Armstrong - but not this one! Deckled page edges.

Second printing, a month after publication. Endpaper inscriptions: J. J. Flynn [stamped] Nellie F. Flynn [written].

Margaret Armstrong and American Trade Bindings (1991)

"The illustration in PTLA (1906), p. 23, differs considerably in detail and in the distribution of the lettering from the published design. Apparently one S.H. was hired to rework the design." Gullans & Espey 207

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