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The Fair Abigail, from At the Ghost Hour series

Author:
Paul Heyse (German, 1830–1914)
Designer:
Alice Cordelia Morse (American, Ohio 1863–1961)
Translator:
Frances A. Van Santford (American, active 1894–1904)
Publisher:
Dodd, Mead & Co.
Date:
1894
Medium:
Illustrations: lithography, some color on title page
Dimensions:
5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (13.9 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Gift of A. Hyatt Mayor, 1963
Accession Number:
63.693.14
Not on view
A leading New York book-cover designer in the late nineteenth century, Morse studied at the Woman’s Art School of the Cooper Union, then under John La Farge before working for Louis C. Tiffany as a painter and designer of stained glass. In 1887 she began to concentrate on book-covers, fufilling eighty-three commissions for New York commercial publishers by 1905. She chose imagery ranging from classical, to Renaissance, Celtic, Arabic, Gothic, Rococo, Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau, and this design obscures the title and ornament beneath a semi-translucent layer of paper to complement the ghostly character of the related story.
Donor: A. Hyatt Mayor (American, 1901–1980)
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