Decorated Publishers' Bindings

An American Sovereign

Binding of An American Sovereign, by James Milford Merrill, published by C.M. Clark, 1909.
The Whip Hand: A Tale of the Pine Country

Binding of The Whip Hand: A Tale of the Pine Country, by Samuel Merwin, published by Doubleday, Page & Company, 1903.
The Merry Anne

Binding of The Merry Anne, by Samuel Merwin with illustrations and decorations by Thomas Fogarty, published by Macmillan, 1904.
His Little World: The Story of Hunch Badeau

Binding of His Little World: The Story of Hunch Badeau, by Samuel Merwin, illustrated by Alonzo Kimball, published by A.S. Barnes & Company, 1903.
The Red-Keggers

Binding of The Red-Keggers, by Eugene Thwing, illustrated by W. Herbert Dutton, published by Grosset & Dunlap, 1903.
The Man from Red-Keg

Binding of The Man from Red-Keg, by Eugene Thwing, illustrations by Walter H. Everett, 1905.
Historical Memoirs of Alexander I and the Court of Russia

Binding of Historical Memoirs of Alexander I and the Court of Russia, by Madame la Comtesse de Choiseul-Gouffier, published by A.M. McClurg, 1901.
Russia and Turkey in the Nineteenth Century

Binding of Russia and Turkey in the Nineteenth Century, by Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer, published by A.C. McClurg, 1899.
Resurrection Rock

Binding of Resurrection Rock, by Edwin Balmer, published by Little, Brown, and Co., 1920.
The Victors: A Romance of Yesterday Morning & This Afternoon

Binding of The Victors: A Romance of Yesterday Morning & This Afternoon, by Robert Barr, published by F.A. Stokes Company, 1901.
Tamawaca Folks: A Summer Comedy

Binding of Tamawaca Folks: A Summer Comedy, by John Estes Cooke (L. Frank Baum), published by Tamawaca Press, 1907.
The White Islander

Binding of The White Islander, by Mary Hartwell Catherwood, published by The Century Company, 1893.
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Title

Decorated Publishers' Bindings

Description

From the early 1870s to roughly 1930, many publishers issued their commercial book covers with a remarkable variety of graphic designs and illustrations. This sixty-year period saw many artists and designers contributing to this art form. While some can be identified from their style or initials, others remain unknown.

Source

Seidman Rare Books Collection
Michigan Novels Collection
Regional Historical Collection
Lincoln and the Civil War Collection

Subject

Book covers
Covers (Illustration)
Graphic arts
Publishers and publishing
Pictorial bindings

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Identifier

DC-01

Format

image/jpg

Type

Image

Language

eng

Date

2017-08-30