William James Jordan (active
to Gullans, the “eccentrically witty” designs
of William Jordan owed much to the innovative work of Charles
Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School of Art. For an
example, please see pba00086,
di Tocca: A Tragedy by Cale
Y. Rice (McClure, Phillips & Co.,
1903). Jordan did much of his work for the publisher McClure-Phillips.
Monograms: square W over
one or two Js, occasionally followed by a period; center
stroke of the W may be higher than the other two.
here to search the PBO database for bindings designed
by William James Jordan.
Source: Charles Gullans and John Espey, “American Trade Bindings and Their
Designers, 1880–1915” (1979).
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