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  • Book cover for The Wrecker, 1892
    Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); authors: Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish, 1850–1894) and Lloyd Osborne (American, 1868–1947); illustrators: William Hole and Willard Leroy Metcalf; publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York
    Light rust cloth covered boards with dark and light green and gold decoration; Overall 7 7/16 x 11 1/16 in. (18.9 x 28.1 cm), front cover 7 7/16 x 4 3/4 in. (18.9 x 12 cm), front cover and spine 7 7/16 x 6 1/4 in. (18.9 x 15.9 cm)
    Gift of Alice C. Morse, 1923, transferred from the Library (56.522.67)

    The design, in Morse's grotesque style, features a motif of intertwined dolphins and plant forms. The volume is bound in light rust diagonal-rib reversed cloth, stamped in light and dark green. The Museum's cover is a publisher's production case, inscribed "Alice C Morse / Morse 26 / 1024 Scranton St / Scranton Pa."

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  • Book cover for The Wrecker, 1892
    Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); authors: Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish, 1850–1894) and Lloyd Osborne (American, 1868–1947); illustrators: William Hole and Willard Leroy Metcalf; publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York
    Light rust cloth covered boards with dark and light green and gold decoration; Overall 7 7/16 x 11 1/16 in. (18.9 x 28.1 cm), front cover 7 7/16 x 4 3/4 in. (18.9 x 12 cm), front cover and spine 7 7/16 x 6 1/4 in. (18.9 x 15.9 cm)
    Gift of Alice C. Morse, 1923, transferred from the Library (56.522.67)


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