Book cover for Dariel: A Romance of Surrey, 1897
Designer: Alice C. Morse (American, 1863–1961); author: Richard Doddridge Blackmore (English, 1825–1900); illustrator: Christopher Hammond; publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York
Deep red cloth over boards with green and gold decoration; Overall 7 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. (19.7 x 30.1 cm), front cover 7 3/4 x 5 3/16 in. (19.7 x 13.1 cm), front cover and spine 7 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (19.7 x 17.1 cm)
Gift of Alice C. Morse, 1923, transferred from the Library (56.522.94)
This book cover, bound in deep red plain-weave cloth, is stamped in dark green and gold and embossed in gold. It features a front cover vignette of Celtic-style interlacing and grotesques. The Museum's cover is a publisher's proof in which the design appears on the front cover only. The spine decoration, later seen on the published book, does not appear on the Museum's cover, which is inscribed "From the designer | Alice Morse."