Thomas Maitland Cleland
of Cleland’s designs for book covers were done between
1907 and 1913 when he served as art editor for the
McClure Company. For an example of his work, see pba00054, Letitia:
Nursery Corps U.S.A. by George
M. Martin. (McClure Co., 1907). Cleland's work was greatly
influenced by the styles of William Morris,
Walter Crane, and Daniel Berkeley Updike.
here to search the PBO database for bindings designed
by Thomas Maitland Cleland.
Sources: Charles Gullans
and John Espey, “American Trade Bindings and Their
Designers, 1880–1915” (1979); Nancy Finlay, Artists of the
Book in Boston, 1890–1910 (1985). See also Alfred E. Hamill, The
Decorative work of T. M. Cleland: A Record and a Review (Pynson Printers, 1929).
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