New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. Forestier, A. Hardcover. Duodecimo size, 328 pp. Near fine. Item #19010811
The designs of Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944), utilising the Art Nouveau style and floral patterns, were a sensation in the publishing business; Armstrong created over 270 book designs, often for the works of well-known authors such as Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, and George Washington Cable. In addition to designing books, Armstrong wrote books as well, including a comprehensive guide to wildflowers in the American West, which she also illustrated.
This volume is a story of sailing and piracy, written by Frank R. Stockton (1834-1902), best known for his children's fables featuring fantasy and magic; for the book, Margaret Armstrong created a design featuring ship motifs such as a skull and crossbones and elegently curling rope in gilt.
___DESCRIPTION: Full green cloth, gilt lettering and illustrative design with ship motifs in gilt and black by Margaret Armstrong with her monogram on the front board, rope design in black and gilt lettering on the spine, frontispiece a black-and-white illustration by A. Forestier, with tissue guard, eight black-and-white illustrations, including frontispiece, by Forestier throughout; duodecimo size (7.5" by 5.25"), pagination: [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 1-314 [315-320].
___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; boards are clean overall except for some small specks of soiling to the rear board, slight rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and to the corners, corners are gently bumped, and some overall toning to the title page.
___CITATION: Gullans and Espey no. 250
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