Summer holidays: Travelling Notes in Europe

Designer: Alice Cordelia Morse (American, Ohio 1863–1961)

Author: Theodore Child (American, 1846–1892)

Publisher: Harper & Brothers (American, New York)

Date: 1889

Medium: Beige cloth covered boards with brown and green decoration

Dimensions: 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)

Classification: Bindings

Credit Line: Gift of Alice C. Morse, 1923, Transferred from the Library, 1956

Accession Number: 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."