Thomas Maitland Cleland (1880–1964)

Thomas Cleland monogramMost 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.

Monogram: C

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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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