Thursday, June 28, 2012

A New Design and Its Adaptation: The Song of the Rappahannock and The American Idea

The Song of the Rappahannock
Ira Seymour Dodd
Dodd, Mead and Company, 1898
175 x 115 x 27 mm

This publisher's binding is signed with Morse's monogram, a conjoined "AM", near the eagle's foot (right side). Song of the Rappahannock is another design recently discovered (by Valinda Carroll). The photograph here looks slightly different than my copy which has darker navy blue cloth with no linen weave appearance and red white stamping (not tan). The eagle design on this book was later used on another book, The American Idea, by Joseph B. Gilder. Dodd Mead, 1902.

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