The works of Max Beerbohm

Margaret Neilson Armstrong American
Author Max Beerbohm British
Charles Scribner's Sons

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This is Beerbohm’s first book, an anthology of writings for various English periodicals written while he was a student at Oxford. The cover is brown cloth stamped with a symmetrical pattern of hand mirrors and butterflies interlaced with billowing ribbons.

In 1895, Armstrong developed a typography which appears on her covers through 1910. With the new forms, the letters A, E, F, and H have high cross bars, and the E and F have very short ones. In this year, she also begins to sign her covers with a distinctive monogram of the M and A combined. In 1896, Armstrong designed more book covers than any other year, totaling thirty designs. 1896 also marks an evolution in her design: a move toward a compartmentalized ornamental design with vertical emphasis, which would remain throughout her career.

The works of Max Beerbohm, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)

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