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A Spinner in the Sun / Myrtle Reed

2015.7.276

Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

Myrtle Reed

G.P. Putnam's Sons

New YorkLondon

1906

Knickerbocker Press

New York

1908

Publisher's Binding- Art Nouveau

Unidentified Designer

Front cover stamped in gilt and ivory stamped design of a tree branch and spider web signed with the initials "SH" right underneath the ivory title banner. 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! Bound in lavender cloth with elaborate gilt spine decoration and titling. Top edge gilt. Deckled page edges.

May 1908 reprint. Flyleaf inscription: Jessie Hayes.

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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