Book cover for Summer Holidays: Travelling Notes in Europe, 1889
Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1861–1961); author: Theodore Child (American, 1846–1892); publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York
Beige cloth covered boards with brown and green decoration; Overall 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (19 x 28.6 cm), front cover 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (19 x 12 cm), front cover and spine 7 1/2 x 6 7/16 in. (19 x 16.4 cm)
Gift of Alice C. Morse, 1923, transferred from the Library (56.522.48)
This design for a commercial publisher's binding was inspired by sixteenth-century European strapwork binding. It is covered in tan plain-weave reversed cloth, stamped in green, brown, and gold. The Museum's cover appears to have been removed from an actual book. It is inscribed "Harpers / 8 / Alice C. Morse."