By: [Armstrong, Margaret]; Reed, Myrtle (Myrtle Reed McCCullough)

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8vo. (8.25” x 5.5”). pp. vi; 204. Printed by the Knickerbocker Press. Lavender vertically ribbed cloth boards with gilt titles in central white scroll surrounded by gilt stamped art nouveau floral design signed by Margaret Armstrong. Gilt titles and decorative scroll work stamped on spine; t.e.g. deckled edges; Frontis. with tissue guard; 16 illustrations. Text pages bordered in black with page headers and shouldner notes in red. One of twelve Myrtle Reed covers Armstrong designed between 1901 and 1913. Near Fine with ownership stamp and sticker on front ep and faint rubbing to extremities. Gullans & Espey 208. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart.


Author Name: [Armstrong, Margaret]; Reed, Myrtle (Myrtle Reed McCCullough)

Categories: Biography, Margaret Armstrong, Fin de siècle, Art Nouveau, Publisher's Bindings,

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1907

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Near fine

Seller ID: 13

Keywords: Margaret Armstrong, Art Nouveau. Publisher's Binding, Publisher's Cloth, Knickerbocker Press, Gullans