The song of the cardinal

Margaret Neilson Armstrong American
Author Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher Bobbs-Merrill Company American

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Margaret Armstrong did not sign all of her works. This unsigned binding is attributed to her because of its similarity with other known Armstrong designs published by Bobbs-Merrill as well as its distinctive lettering style. Most of Armstrong’s commissions were with three major publishing houses: Bobbs-Merrill, Putnam, and Scribner’s. Armstrong began her career at McClurg in the late 1880s and produced half of her book cover designs—about 270 books—for Scribner’s. In all, she worked for twenty-one different publishers including Dodd, Mead & Company, Harper & Brothers, Houghton Mifflin, James Pott & Co., and Thomas Y. Crowell.

The song of the cardinal, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)

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