Old rose and silver

Various artists/makers

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In this story, Rose Bernard (who calls herself "Old Rose") is an unmarried woman of forty who lives with her Aunt Francesca. When Rose's cousin Isabel, nicknamed 'Silver Girl," comes to visit, their lives are changed by the return of an old friend and neighbor Colonel Kent, and his grown son, Allison. Armstrong's binding of a trellised rose is an allusion to the main character of the story, and the silver stamping on the lilac cloth issue alludes to Isabel'. Putnam released the book in four styles: the ubiquitous lavender cloth, red leather, lavender silk, and "antique leather." (Description courtesy of Austin Abbey Rare Books)

Old rose and silver, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)

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