Preliminary Checklist from the catalog of the collection
American Decorated Publishers' Bindings, 1872-1929
by Richard Minsky

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See installation views of these books in the gallery, with the list of artists identified as cover designers.

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Tennyson, Alfred, Illustrated by Margaret and Helen Maitland Armstrong . Maud. [MA]

Thayer, Emma. Wildflowers of Colorado. NY Cassell, 1888. 

Thomas, Edith. Lyrics and Sonnets. Houghton Mifflin 1887.[Sarah Wyman Whitman]

Thurston, Katherine Cecil, Illustrations By Reginald B. Birch. The Circle. New York: Dodd Mead, 1903.

Tracy, Louis with illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg. The Wheel of Fortune. Edward J. Clode, NY. 1907.


Van Dyke, Henry.  The Blue Flower. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, October 1902. Two variant copies: on one the blue flower is pigmented, and the other is not. [signed MA, GE 278, variant not noted]

Van Dyke, Henry. Camp-Fires and Guide Posts. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, April 1921. (worn).  ---   Toronto: The Copp, Clark Co. Toronto, April 1921. Two copies with the Margaret Armstrong design, one in blue cloth stamped in gold and colors, and one in brown leather stamped in gold. [MA, GE 288]


Van Dyke, Henry. Camp-Fires and Guide Posts. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, April 1921. Limited Edition.  Signed and numbered by Van Dyke, this being copy 28 of 250.  Gold on Brown Leather.  [signed MA, GE 288, this variant, brown leather with gold and no blind stamping, not noted] 

Van Dyke, Henry. Chosen Poems. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. [MA] ] in MA dj

Van Dyke, Henry. Companionable Books [MA] in MA dj

Van Dyke, Henry. Days Off. [MA]

Van Dyke, Henry. Fighting for Peace. Charles Scribner's Sons New York 1917. [MA] in MA dj

Van Dyke, Henry. Fisherman's Luck and Some other Uncertain Things. Scribner's, 1899. 
[signed HVD]

Van Dyke, Henry, Illustrated by Armstrong, Margaret. Fisherman's Luck, and Some Other Uncertain Things. Scribner's, 1905. [MA}

Van Dyke, Henry. Music And Other Poems. NY Scribner's 1904.

Van Dyke, Henry. Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, November 1908. [MA, GE 284]

Van Dyke, Henry. The Golden Key. [MA] in MA dj

Van Dyke, Henry. The Man Behind the Book. [signed ELF.]

Van Dyke, Henry. The Ruling Passion. Illustrations by W. Appleton Clark. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston.[MA]

Van Dyke, Henry. The Spirit Of Christmas. New York: Scribner, October 1905. [MA]

Van Dyke, Henry. The Toiling Of Felix And Other Poems [MA]

Van Dyke, Henry. The Unknown Quantity [MA]

Van Dyke, Henry. The Valley of Vision. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919. [MA]

Viele, Herman Knickerbacker. The Inn of the Silver Moon. Herbert S. Stone (1900) 1901. [unsigned, Mary Prindeville]

Warren, Mary Bowers. Little Journeys Abroad. Boston, Joseph Knight, 1895.


Watanna, Onoto. The Wooing Of Wistaria. New York: Harper & Brothers 1902. [unsigned, attributed by John Lehner to Lee Thayer for the DD]

Wheelwright, John T., Illustrated by F.G. Attwood. A Bad Penny. Boston: Lamson, Wolffe, and Company, 1896. Some abrasion to the image of the center panel on the front cover. [signed BIRD, Elisha Brown Bird, Gullans cites PTLA (1897) p. 36 in TBR #8, p.5]

Whitman , Sarah Wyman. Letters of Sarah Wyman Whitman. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1907.

Whittier, John Greenleaf, Illustrated by Charles H. Woodbury and Marcia O. Woodbury. The Tent on the Beach, and Dramatic Lyrics. Two copies with the Margaret Armstrong design stamped in gold, one on green cloth, the other maroon. 

Whittingham, Harrison. That Farm. Garden City Doubleday Page, 1914.
[DD, TBR #11p.16 & color supplement]

Wiggin, Kate Douglas. Timothy's Quest. Houghton Mifflin 1890. [Sarah Wyman Whitman]

Wiggin, Kate Douglas; Findlater, Mary; Findlater, Jane; and McAulay, Allan. Illus. Martin Justice. The Affair at the Inn. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, September, 1904. Title page design appears to be the same hand as the cover designer. {signed AI, Adrian Iorio]. 

Motor cars became a popular cover design during the first decade of the 20th century. In this collection see also Bertha Stuart's design on The Princess Passes (1905), The Motor Pirate (1905), Samantha vs. Josiah (1906)  The Half Smart Set (1908), The Further Adventures of Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason Corner Folks (1909), Berth Stuart's 1910 design on Elizabeth Stuart Phelps' A Chariot of Fire; The unsigned 1910 design on Laura Dent Crane's The Automobile Girls Along the Hudson; and the unidentified signed "A" design on Irving Bacheller's 1911 Keeping up with Lizzie.


Williamson, C. N. & A. M. The Princess Passes. New York, Henry Holt and Company, March, 1905. (See also the Burt edition of the same date below). Image of automobile in gold on spine, signed BS under gold image of woman on front cover. [Bertha Stuart]


Williamson, C. N. & A. M. The Princess Passes. New York, A. L. Burt Company, March, 1905. Image of woman driving automobile on cover and spine. 

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