Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Heads or Tails? Morse designs in the American Bookmaker

In earlier posts I mentioned what a wonderful primary resource the American Bookmaker is for information about American decorated book covers, book decorations, illustrations and other subjects of book history. Fortunately, now many issues of the magazine are online and easily search-able. Several years ago, I found these by spending Christmas Eve day in the rare book library at Columbia University looking through all of the issues from the late 1880s through the 1890s. It was transporting to look at the actual magazines; it felt like I could have been in the 1890s just getting up to date with the latest book info. Here are two Morse designs for you to enjoy from the American Bookmaker

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