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"Signed Margaret Armstrong binding design of s stately home with lawns and a formal garden pool with manicured trees in light olive green, white and gold on light green linen weave cloth. Includes frontis. and 5 additional full page black and white illustrations by Harrison Fisher. A historical romance that takes place in continental Europe during the mid 18th Century that chronicles the eventful life and tragic fate of one Francezka Capello. The first variant of this Margaret Armstrong binding design. Although Gullens and Espey describe this design as white, black and gold on dark blue vertically ribbed cloth and published by Bobbs-Merrill at an approximate date of 1902, The present binding has precidence as it was published by Bowen-Merrill, which changed to Bobbs-Merrill in 1903." -- Austin Abbey Rare Books.

Pale greenish yellow (C145)--calico grain cloth; dark green, rose, and dark brown panel of mansion and trees, black lettering within scrolls, signed "MA", i.e. Margaret Armstrong; black heraldic ornaments and lettering on spine.

Photographs of binding from Watson Library Digital Collections

Francezka, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)

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