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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Washington Irving’s ghost story is illustrated by Frederick Simpson Coburn for an 1899 edition, with page decorations by celebrated book designer Margaret Armstrong. Coburn’s gloomy plates don’t look so good in this scanned copy but he also produced the many spot illustrations that run through the book. See the rest of the pages here.

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Amy Sacker, book designer

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Manders: A Tale of Paris (1899) by Elwyn Barron. Amy Sacker (1872–1965) was an American book designer, illustrator and bookplate artist, one of a number of female designers and illustrators whose careers began in the last years of the 19th century. I’ve mentioned before how women struggled at this time for acceptance in the male-dominated […]

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Assorted peacocks

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I have a peacock-heavy piece of art out next month so with that grasping for spurious relevance here’s a few more peacock discoveries. Antoine Helbert‘s untitled peacock man is one of a number of striking portraits turning humans into birds. Via Chateau Thombeau. Peacock styles, Anchor Buggy Co. (1897) at the Library of Congress.

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Margaret Armstrong book designs

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Millionaire Households and their Domestic Economy (1903). More Art Nouveau cover designs, this time by celebrated American designer Margaret Armstrong (1867–1944) whose life and work is documented here. The University of Rochester has examples of her work, as does the Atheneum of Philadelphia and the University of Alabama’s Publisher’s Bindings pages, the latter being an […]

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The book covers archive

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Previous posts about book covers or cover design. • Constructive Cover Designing • Bibliothek des Hauses Usher • Things • Roger Dean book covers • Essex House book covers • Vintage Mishima • MC Escher book covers • HPL in France • Invisible Cities: Miscellanea • La Bibliothèque de Babel • Philippe Caza covers • […]

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