Thursday, August 7, 2014

Land O' the Leal, Another Morse Design Identified

I'm so pleased to have found a beautiful, signed book cover design by Morse that I have never seen before. It is bound in a plain-weave cloth and has maroon and green-brown stamping. It was published by Dodd Mead and Company in 1896; signed AM, within the cartouche, at the bottom, one either side of the central flower blossom. 

This is one of Morse's original drawings for a book cover in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. It shares many similarities to the published book and could possibly been its alternate design plan.

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