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Please note names are provided in AACR2 format here, except in the case where we have more information (i.e. birth and death dates). [Bracketed names] are given second when the recognized AACR2 names has less information. AACR2 is the format used in the creator field in the PBO database. If you have any additional information about these individuals, or questions about this list, we welcome your input. Please contact us.



[?]apin
The first letter(s) of the surname are undecipherable. See pba00732, Stanley Wood, Over the Range to the Golden Gate… (R. R. Donnelley, 1891). Click here to search for [?]apin in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: [—]apin

Acheson, Alice, 1895-1996
Acheson studied art in Boston and Wisconsin and graduated from Wellesley College in 1917. She was a painter and illustrator. Born Alice Stanley, she was married to Dean Acheson, who served as Secretary of State during the Truman administration. See pba02110, Agnes E. Rothery, New Roads in Old Virginia (Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1929). Click here to search for Alice Acheson in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: ALICE ACHESON
Sources: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); Chris Petteys, Dictionary of Women Artists…Born before 1900 (1985); "Alice Acheson, 100, Washington Painter," New York Times, 22 January 1996, p. D10.

Allen, [?]
No information about this illustrator was found. See pba02203, Cora W. Stewart, Moonlight Schools for the Emancipation of Adult Illiterates (E. P. Dutton & Co., 1922).

Monogram/Signature: [?] ALLEN

Altemus pbw00396
No information was found about this Philadelphia binder. See pbw00396, Christmas Blossoms, and New Year’s Wreath, for 1849 (Phillips & Sampson, 1849). Click here to search for Altemus in the PBO database.
Monogram/Signature: ALTEMUS BINDER PHIL

Andrew, John, 1815-1875
Born in England, Andrew immigrated to America in 1848. He worked as a wood engraver in New York City and Boston. Baker, Smith & Andrew was founded in 1852. From 1858–1869, he worked for the firm Filmer, and in 1869, he formed a company with his son, George T. Andrew. See pbw00546, Louisa May Alcott, On Picket Duty, and Other Tales (James Redpath, 1864). Click here to search for Andrew in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: JOHN ANDREW
Source: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999).

Armstrong, Margaret Neilson, 1867-1944
Armstrong was among a number of important woman cover designers, beginning her work in the pba00290late 1880s. Her interest in nature was often reflected in her cover designs, and she specialized in plant, vine, and flower themes. Armstrong utilized bold and strikingly colored inks and bookcloths, and often designated that gold-stamped areas be both glossy and matte to heighten the effect and create interest. Her use of slightly asymmetrical designs, however, set hers apart from both many of her contemporaries and the prevailing style based on art nouveau or Jugendstil. Click here to read more about Armstrong and to search the database for her bindings.

Monogram: MA, slightly overlapped, with wedge serifs, set in a straight line or with the A lower than the M.

Ashley, Clifford W. (Clifford Warren), 1881-1947
After studying art in Boston, Ashley worked with illustrator Howard Pyle. In addition to illustration, Ashley also painted and was a writer. See pba01202, Cyrus T. Brady, On the Old Kearsarge… (C. Scribner’s Sons, 1919). Click here to search for Ashley in the PBO database.

Sources: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984).

Austen, E. J.
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba00733, Marietta Holley, Samantha Among the Brethren (Funk & Wagnalls, 1890). Click here to search for Austen in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: AUSTEN; various combinations of EJA

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Ball, Thomas Watson, 1863-1934
Ball had a diverse career, working in New York as a church decorator, art director, painter, book designer, and art teacher. In later years, he lived and worked in a renovated boathouse in Lyme, CT where he could study the sea and shipbuilding. Both his paintings and his book designs often feature ships and water. Click here to read more about Ball and to search the database for his bindings.

Barry, Etheldred B. (Etheldred Breeze), b. 1870
This illustrator studied with Henry Sandham. See pba01489, Will Allen Dromgoole, Rare Old Chums (D. Estes & Co., 1898). Click here to search for Barry in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: E B Barry; EB in a complex design with crisscrossed initials, a vertical line through center, and > < on the sides
Source: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999). Bénézit gives first name as: Etheired.

Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941
This designer and illustrator was best known for illustrating several books by Mark Twain, including pba02266, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (Charles L. Webster & Co., 1889). Click here to search for Beard in the PBO database.pba02266

Monogram/Signature: Dan Beard, in script; several monograms featuring a banner and/or a spade (card suit) and occasionally, the year.
Sources: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984).

Beress, L.
No information was found about this German (?) designer. See pbw00797, Gottfried Berner, Licht und Schatten aus dem Nord-Amerikanischen Kirchenleben… (R. Wobus, 1888). Click here to search for Beress in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: L. BERESS MARBURG.

Berger, W.M.
No information was found concerning this illustrator. See pba01444, Maud Lindsay, The Joyous Travelers (Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co., 1919). Click here to search for Berger in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: Berger

pba01626.jpgBerry, C. T.
No information was found about this designer. See pba01626, Lina Dunlap, Out of the Blue Grass: A Book of Recipes (Press of Transylvania Printing Co., 1910). Click here to search for Berry in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: C.T. Berry

Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Born in Kentucky, this illustrator and cartoonist is noted for his drawing of the original “Teddy Bear.” See pba01587, Jean Wilson, Dovey Sary of the Rag Patch… (American Publishing Co., 1904). Click here to search for Berryman in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: C. K. Berryman
Sources: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984).

Birch, Reginald Bathurst, 1856-1943
Born in London, this painter, designer, and illustrator spent his working life in the United States. His illustrations appeared in a number of popular magazines. See pba00460, John Uri Lloyd, Red Head (Dodd, Mead and Co., 1903). Click here to search for Birch in the PBO database.

Sources: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984).

pba01591Bischoff, Ilse, 1901-1990
Ilse Bischoff specialized in woodcuts and illustrations. She studied in Munich, Germany and New York City. See pba01591, Stark Young, The Street of the Islands (C. Scribner’s Sons, 1930). Click here to search for Bischoff in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: B•

Source: Obituary, New York Times, 18 December 1990, p. D21.

Bobbett & Hooper
British-born Alfred Bobbett worked in America as a [wood?] engraver from 1840 through 1888. See pba02466, George H. Derby, Phoenixiana; or, Sketches and Burlesques (D. Appleton and Co., 1860). Click here to search for Bobbett in the PBO database.

Source: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999).

Bradley, Will, 1868-1962
Born in Boston, William Henry Bradley was largely self-taught as an artist. He began working in a printer's shop at the age of twelve in Ishpeming, Michigan, where his mother had moved in 1874 after the death of his father. This work experience would be important in introducing the young man to the many issues of typesetting, advertisements, and layout that would occupy him in the years to come.

Bradley executed a number of designs to promote The Chap-Book, a short-lived but important publication based in Chicago. His 1894 design for Chap-Book, titled The Twins, has been called the first American Art Nouveau poster; this and other posters for the magazine brought him widespread recognition and popularity. In 1895 Bradley founded the Wayside Press in Springfield, Massachusetts, and published a monthly arts periodical, Bradley: His Book. He remained an active and important member of the graphic arts world for the rest of his long life. Click here to search for Will Bradley in the PBO database.

Source: http://www.willbradley.com/

Brah, W.
No information was found about this illustrator. See pbw00002, Germania Kalendar für…1882 (G. Brumder, ca. 1882). See also Otto Starck. Click here to search for Brah in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: W. BRAH

Brown, E. B.
No information was found about this designer. See pba02103, Dabney H. Maury, A Young People’s History of Virginia and Virginians (B. F. Johnson, 1896). Click here to search for E.B. Brown in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: EBB

pba02111Brown, S. W.
No information was found about this designer. See pba02111, J. Cullen Carrington, Charlotte County, Virginia… (Hermitage Press, 1907). Click here to search for S.W. Brown in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: S. W. Brown

Bull, Charles Livingston, 1874-1932
Born in New York State in 1874, Bull studied with architect/designer Harvey Ellis. He illustrated several popular magazines and was best known for his paintings and drawings of wild animals. Some of his cover designs were for nature books, while others feature narrative scenes. See pba01584, Andrews Wilkinson, Plantation Stories of Old Louisiana… (Page, 1929). Click here to search for Bull in the PBO database.

Monograms: CLB with and without periods after the initials; B; C L Bull; full name.
Sources: The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984); Book Broker, Catalogue 17: Decorative Trade Bindings (1988).

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Champney, Elizabeth W. (Elizabeth Williams), 1850-1922
Early in her career, Champney was an illustrator of popular magazines. In addition to designing book covers, Champney wrote both travelogues and children’s books under the name Lizzie W. Champney. For an example of her decorative work, see pba01393, Hallie E. Rives, The Castaway: Three Great Men Ruined in One Year (A. Wessels Co., 1905). Click here to search for Champney in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: EC
Sources: The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984); Book Broker, Catalogue 17: Decorative Trade Bindings (1988).

pba00054Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964
Most of Cleland's designs for book covers were done between 1907 and 1913 when he served as art editor for the McClure Company. Click here to read more about Thomas Cleland and to search the database for his bindings.

Monogram: C

Coleman, Harriett E.
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba01864, Frank B. Earnest, The Old Time Southern Negro: A Lecture (Passing Show Printing Co., ca. 1914). Click here to search for Coleman in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: HARRIETT E. COLEMAN

Condé, J. M.
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba01451, Eli Shepperd, Behind the Dark Pines (D. Appleton, 1912). Click here to search for Condé in the PBO database.

Cox
pba01362No information was found about this designer. The monogram (?) appears in the Book Broker catalogue under “Unidentified Monograms.” There are several titles featuring this designer’s work included in PBO, including pba01362, Anne Hobson, In Old Alabama: Being the Chronicles of Miss Mouse… (Doubleday, Page, 1903). Click here to search for Cox in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: x in a square or circle, located inside a large C
Source: Book Broker, Catalogue 17: Decorative Trade Bindings (1988).

Cramer Jr., John E.
No information was found about this designer/illustrator. See pba00772, Betty R. Cobb, Little Boy Black and Other Sketches (J.W. Burke Co., 1926). Click here to search for Cramer in the PBO database.

Crane, Walter, 1845-1915
Crane was born in England where he worked as a book illustrator except for a brief visit to the United States from October 1891 to August 1892. His presence in Boston during this period may “have acted as a catalyst in the Arts and Crafts and decorative design,” according to Finlay. For an example of Crane’s design work, see pba02464, Margaret W. C. Deland, The Old Garden and Other Verses (Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1894). Click here to search for Crane in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: silhouette of a crane with wings outspread standing within a large C on its back.
Sources: Nancy Finlay, Artists of the Book in Boston, 1890–1910 (1985). See also Walter Crane, An Artist’s Reminiscences (New York: The Macmillan Co., 1907) and Frederic D. Weinstein, Walter Crane and the American Book Arts Movement, 1880–1915 (D.L.S. diss., Columbia University, 1970).

Crouch, R. Weir (Robert Weir), 1865-1943
No information was found about this illustrator/designer. See pba01369, Helen Keller, The Song of the Stone Wall (Century Co., 1910). Click here to search for Crouch in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: R. Weir Crouch; R.W.C.

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Daugherty, James Henry, 1889-1974
Daugherty was a muralist, engraver, decorator, and illustrator. See pba00932, Harriett B. Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, 1929). Click here to search for Daugherty in the PBO database.

David T. Molloy Co.
This firm was located in Chicago, Ill. See pba01377, Thomas C. McCorvey, Alabama Historical Poems (Birmingham Publishing Co., 1927). Click here to search for Molloy in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: MOLLOY MADE

Decorative Designers (firm, 1895–1931)
This firm was unique in that it employed a number of designers, and each was responsible for certain aspects of a design—an early example of division of labor in creative work. Click here to read more about Decorative Designers and to search the database for the firm's bindings.

Monogram: overlapped DD, with the second D reversed.

Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915
pba00569Best known for his illustrations for L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Denslow also worked for a few years after the turn of the century as head of the illumination department for Elbert Hubbard’s Roycroft Press. Denslow’s seahorse monogram was prominently featured on the cover of Hubbard’s enormously popular “periodical of protest,” The Philistine. Denslow is mentioned briefly in Hanff’s article. See pba00569, Opie P. Read, The Waters of Caney Fork: A Romance of Tennessee (Rand, McNally & Co., 1898). Click here to search for Denslow in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: [seahorse]
Source: Jean-François Vilain, “The Roycroft Printing Shop: Books, Magazines and Ephemera,” in Marie Via and Marjorie B. Searl, eds., Head, Heart and Hand: Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters, 23–51 (University of Rochester Press, 1994); Peter E. Hanff, “Way & Williams, Publishers, Chicago, 1895–98,” Printing History 20, no. 2 (40, 2000):26–35; Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999).

Dewart, Everett
No information was found about this designer. See pba02090, James W. Raine, The Land of Saddle-bags: A Study of the Mountain People of Appalachia (Presbyterian Committee of Publication, 1924). Click here to search for Dewart in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: Everett Dewart

Dodge
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba00421, Mary Jane Holmes, Bad Hugh (Hurst and Co., 1911). Click here to search for Dodge in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: Dodge

Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896
Born in Paris in 1834, Du Maurier was a British author and artist. He was best known for his novel Trilby. He created many illustrations for the magazine Punch, where he worked from 1865 until 1891, when he retired because of his increasingly debilitating blindness. He died of heart failure in 1896. See pba02286, Henry James, Washington Square (Harper & Brothers, 1881). Click here to search for Du Maurier in the PBO database.

Sources: "George DuMaurier," Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_du_Maurier]; "George du Maurier Dead," Washington Post, 9 October 1896.

Duval, Peter S., 1804 or 5-1886
No information was found about this Philadelphia lithographer. See pba01258, Johnson J. Hooper, Some Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs… (Getz & Buck, 1851). Click here to search for Duval in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: P. S. Duval, Phil.

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Edwards, George Wharton, ca. 1859-1950
Born in Connecticut, Edwards studied art in Paris. Much of his illustration and design work can be seen in Macmillan Co. books. See pba00269, James L. Allen, Summer in Arcady: pba00269A Tale of Nature (Macmillan Co., 1909). Click here to search for Edwards in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: GWE (vertically and horizontally); G.W.E.; G.W.E

Sources: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); Book Broker, Catalogue 17: Decorative Trade Bindings (1988).

Egea-Lopez, Alberto
Primarily an oil painter, Egea-Lopez was a prominent Venezuelan artist during the 1930s. See pba01570, Thomas S. Stribling, East is East (L. Harper Allen, 1928). Click here to search for Egea-Lopez in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: A. EGEA-LOPEZ

Sources: "On View in New York," New York Times, 28 February, 1932, pg. X11; Wilson, Vylla Poe. "Art and Artists in Washington," Washington Post, 5 February 1933, pg. S7.

Fay & Cox
No information was found about this New York City engraving [?] firm. See pbw00973, Mark Twain, Roughing It (American Publishing Co., 1872). Click here to search for Fay & Cox in the PBO database.

Feely, John, 1819-1878
Feely engraved brass stamps, or dies, for three or four books in London in the early 1840s. He then emigrated to the United States and by 1846 he was advertising his services as an engraver in the New York City directory. Feely cut stamps for more than fifty publishers, most of whom were in New York City. Over his working life of about thirty years, Feely signed almost half of his attributed output of at least 270 stamps. Click here to read more about John Feely and to search the database for his bindings.

Monograms: FEELY in caps; Feely in script; or more commonly, a conjoined JF.

pbw00315Forrest, A. S. (Archibald Stevenson), b. 1869
No information was found about this English (?) designer. See pbw00315, Henrietta E. Marshall, Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Told to the Children (T. C. & E. C. Jack, ca. 1904/1920). Click here to search for Forrest in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: vertical letters inside a cartouche

Froenlich, A. M.
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba02208, 1000 Ausgewählte Deutsche Lieder (s.n., 1900–1914). Click here to search for Froenlich in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: A.M. FROENLICH

Fyen-Co
No information was found about this Detroit firm. See pba02081, John G. Carlisle, Contest of 1888: Lives of the Candidates… (F.B. Dickerson, 1888). Click here to search for Fyen in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: FYEN-CO

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Garrett, Edmund Henry, 1853-1929
After studying in Paris, this painter, engraver, and illustrator was active in Boston. See pba00039, Annie F. Johnson, Travelers Five along Life’s Highway… (L.C. Page & Co., 1911). Click here to search for Garrett in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: EDMUND H. GARRETT
Source: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999).

Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1865-1947
pba01398Best known as a type designer, publisher (Village Press), and printer, Goudy also designed book covers in the first decade of 1900. Prior to this, he worked for the Chicago publishers Stone and Kimball, and later for the D. A. Allen & Co. In PBO, there are several books with Goudy’s cover designs, including pba01398, Martha L. Schneider, A Government Countess: A Novel of Departmental Life in Washington (Neale Publishing Co., 1905). Note: The vertical monogram FWG in a double frame is often attributed to Goudy, but it actually denotes the work of an authority on Japanese prints, Chicagoan Frederick W. Gookin. Click here to search for Goudy in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: G
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); The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984). See also Peter Beilenson, The Story of Frederic W. Goudy (Peter Pauper Press, 1965).

Greey, Edward, 1835-1888
Born in England, Greey spent years in Japan as a British attaché. He emigrated to New York City in 1868 and set up business as merchant. He was an author of plays and books and co-translated the following book, which he also designed: pbw00891, Tamenage Shunsui, The Loyal Ronins… (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1880). Click here to search for Greey in the PBO database.

Source: The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984).

Grimm, Constantin de, 1845-1898
Baron de Grimm, born in Russia to German parents, studied law in Heidelberg, Germany and first worked as an artist in Leipzig. He served in the German Army during the Franco-German War, and he resumed his art career in Paris following the war, gaining fame as a cartoonist. He was a lifelong friend of Czar Nicholas II, and his wife committed suicide less than a year before he died of consumption. See pba00734, Marietta Holley, Samantha at the World’s Fair (Funk & Wagnalls Co., 1893). Click here to search for Grimm in the PBO database.

Sources: "Her Mind was Unbalanced," Washington Post, 31 May 1895, pg. 1; "Obituary Record," New York Times, 17 April 1896, pg. 5.

Gruelle, Justin C.
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba02146, J. Frank Dobie, A Vaquero of the Brush Country (Grosset & Dunlap, 1929). Click here to search for Gruelle in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: JUSTIN C. GRUELLE

pba01505Gruger, F. R., d. 1953
Frederick R. Gruger worked as a magazine and book illustrator in New York. See pba01505, Lucy S. Furman, Sight to the Blind: A Story (Macmillan Co., 1914). Click here to search for Gruger in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: F. R. GRUGER

Source: "Obituary," New York Times, 23 March 1953.

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Hapgood, Theodore B. (Theodore Brown), 1871-1938
This Bostonian designed not only book covers, but also bookplates, posters, and a set of type ornaments, known as Hapgood florets. Click here to read more about Hapgood and to search the database for his bindings.

Monograms: serifed or sans serif H and TBH (with dots between the letters or not); and sans and serifed, large H with a small T within the upper part of the H and the B in the lower.

Hawkins, Arthur, Jr.
Hawkins worked as an artist for several advertising firms in New York, including Outdoor Advertising, Inc. and Alley & Richards Company. He also served as president of the Art Directors Club of New York in 1945. See pba01563, Evelyn Scott, The Wave (Literary Guild of America, ca. 1929). Click here to search for Hawkins in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: A H Jr

Sources: "Advertising News," New York Times, 12 February 1944;

Hazenplug, Frank, 1874–1931
Hazenplug (a.k.a. Hazen, after 1911) designed books for the Chicago firm of Stone & Kimball, and remained with its successor, Herbert S. Stone. Other publishers for whom Hazenplug created covers including hundreds for Fleming Revell (1900–1911), as well as many for George Doran, A.C. McClurg, Reilly and Britton, Rand McNally, and John Lane (1913–1920). Click here to read more about Hazenplug and to search the database for his bindings.

Monograms: Slanting FH with one crossbar for both letters; sans serif FH, H; serifed H; conjoined Fh with the large, curved bowl in lower case h forming the crossbar of the F; FH conjoined with short crossbar of F below that of H. For an example, please see pba00125, Story of Dago by Annie F. Johnston, (L.C. Page, 1900).

Heldt, Auguste
No information was found about this binder/cover designer. He may have been French as he signed his cover with relieur (French for “binder”) after his name. See pba02472 pba02472, Samuel G. Goodrich, Faggots for the Fireside… (D. Appleton & Co., 1855). Click here to search for Heldt in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: HELDT. RELIEUR.

Hofsten, Hugo von, b. 1865
After studies in his native Sweden, Hofstein moved to America where he worked as a painter and illustrator. See pbw00330, Harriet B. Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Barse & Hopkins Publ., ca. 1900/1909). Click here to search for Hofstein in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: H von Hofstein

Holloway, Edward Stratton, 1859-1939
After studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Holloway worked as a painter, designer, and decorator. He also published several books on furniture and interior decoration. As art advisor to the Philadelphia firm, J. B. Lippincott, his work is seen on many of their covers. See pba02095, John T. Faris, Seeing the Sunny South (J. B. Lippincott Co., 1921). Click here to search for Holloway in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: H
Sources: Charles Gullans and John Espey, "American Trade Bindings and Their Designers, 1880–1915" (1979).

Hood, George W. [George Washington Hood]
Active in cover design from 1906-1918. Hood was a painter and illustrator who often worked in adverstising and children's books. See pbw00628, Lounsberry, Alice, Gardens Near the Sea (Fredrick A. Stokes Co., ca. 1910). Click here to search for Hood in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: GH, H, GwH, GWH arranged in triangular formation with W below and between G and H, G and H angled inward.

Sources:Book Broker, Catalogue 17: Decorative Trade Bindings (1988).

Hoole, J. R.
pba02398No information was found about this die stamp cutter. See pba02398, William Pidgeon, Traditions of De-coo-dah… (Thayer, Bridgman & Fanning, 1853). Click here to search for Hoole in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: J.R. Hoole

Hooper, T. E.
No information was found about this book decorator. See pba00282, Cyrus T. Brady, Little Traitor to the South… (Grosset & Dunlap, 1908). Click here to search for Hooper in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: TH, conjoined

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Iorio, Adrian J., 1879-1957
A student of designer Will Bradley, Iorio worked at the Wayside Press when it was incorporated into the University Press in Cambridge, MA, at the turn of the century. It was after Iorio opened his own business in Boston that his design style became distinct from Bradley’s. According to Finlay, compared to his contemporaries, Iorio’s designs are characterized by bolder, broader lines; simpler, interlacing border patterns; and brighter colors. See pba00527, Samuel M. Peck, Maybloom and Myrtle (D. Estes, 1910). Click here to search for Iorio in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: AI, overlapping with the I bisecting a large A

Source: Nancy Finlay, Artists of the Book in Boston, 1890–1910 (1985).

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Jackson, M.
No information was found about this die stamp cutter. See pbw00261 and pbw00262, Pictures and Stories from Uncle Tom’s Cabin (John P. Jewett & Co., ca. 1853). Click here to search for M. Jackson in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: M. Jackson. Sc. [Sc. means “sculpt it,” i.e., he cut the stamp]

Johnson, H.
No information was found about this wood engraver. See pba01940, A Brief Review of the Career…of Zachary Taylor (J. & G.S. Gideon, 1848). Click here to search for H. Johnson in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: H. JOHNSON

Jordan, William James, fl. 1889-1914
Jordan did much of his work for the publisher McClure-Phillips. Click here to read more about Jordan and to search the database for his bindings.

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.

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Kappel, Philip, 1901-1981
pba01925Kappel studied at the Pratt Institute, and especially important among his artistic activities was engraving. He designed a number of labels that were used on the spines and covers of book included in the PBO, one example of which is pba01925, Gerald W. Johnson, Andrew Jackson, An Epic in Homespun (Minton, Balch & Co., 1927). Click here to search for Kappel in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: P.K.; PHILIP KAPPEL

Sources: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); "Philip Kappel, Maritime Etcher and ex-Connecticut Arts Aide," New York Times, 26 March 1981, p. D23.

Kemble, E. W. (Edward Windsor), 1861-1933
A self-taught designer and illustrator, he worked for numerous newspapers, specializing in depicting ordinary life in the United States. See pba01844, Max O’Rell, A Frenchman in America… (Cassell Publ. Co., 1891). Click here to search for Kemble in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: K; K.; K with the lower right stroke longer and crossed with an oblique line

Sources: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999).

Kilburn & Mallory
No information was found concerning this engraving and/or illustrating firm. See pbw00544, Louisa May Alcott, The Rose Family (James Redpath, 1864). Click here to search for Kilburn & Mallory in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: KILBURN & MALLORY

Kinney, Troy, 1871-1938 & Kinney, Margaret West, 1872-1952
Troy Kinney studied in Chicago and was a painter, etcher, and decorator. Margaret West Kinney studied art in Paris. They married in 1900, and the Kinneys collaborated on most of their book designs and illustrations. See pba00524, Randall Parrish, When Wilderness was King: A Tale of the Illinois Country (A. C. McClurg & Co., 1904). Click here to search for the Kinneys in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: K within a square
Sources: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984); Book Broker, Catalogue 17: Decorative Trade Bindings (1988); "Mrs. Troy Kinney, Artist, Dies at 80," New York Times, 13 January 1952, p. 88.

pbw00535Kirk, Maria Louise, b. 1860
This Philadelphia woman was a painter and illustrator, whose work appeared in more than fifty books for children. See pbw00535, Dinah M. M. Craik, The Adventures of a Brownie (J. B. Lippincott Co., 1922). Click here to search for Kirk in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: M. L. Kirk
Source: Chris Petteys, Dictionary of Women Artists…Born before 1900 (1985).

Knapp, J. A.
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba01856, John Uri Lloyd, Felix Moses, the Beloved Jew of Stringtown… (J.A. Knapp, 1930). Click here to search for Knapp in the PBO database.

Kregbrodt
No information was found about this illustrator. See Warfield C. Richardson, Semi-centennial Ode (s.n., 1904). Click here to search for Kregbrodt in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: KREGBRODT

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Lawrence
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba00551, St. George Rathborne, Chums in Dixie; or, The Strange Cruise of a Motorboat (M. A. Donohue, 1912). Click here to search for Lawrence in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: Lawrence

Leighton, John, 1822-1912
/pbw00264This English illustrator, designer, photographer, and writer collaborated on a number of newspapers, including The Graphic. See pbw00264, Harriet B. Stowe, True Stories from Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Darton & Co., ca. 1853). Click here to search for Leighton in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: JL, conjoined
Source: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); James M. Bower, Union List of Artist Names (1994).

Lossing & Barritt
Benson John Lossing (1813-1891) was an author, illustrator, publisher, and engraver who worked extensively with Harper & Brothers. His wife was Alice Barritt. See J. Ross Browne, Yusef, or, The Journey of the Frangi (Harper & Brothers, 1853). Click here to search for Lossing in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: LOSSING–BARRITT
Source: American National Bibliography Online (2000).

Lufkin, Raymond
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba01442, Alice A. Lide, Ood-le-uk the Wanderer (Junior Literary Guild, 1930). Click here to search for Lufkin in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: RAYMOND LUFKIN

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M[?], T.
pba01130The remainder of the surname is undecipherable. See pba01130, Frederick B. Goddard, Where to Emigrate and Why… (F. B. Goddard, 1869).
Monogram/Signature: T. M[?]

Matthews, Harry B.
Matthews designed book covers from 1897 through 1907. See pba00641, Maurice Thompson, The King of Honey Island (G. W. Dillingham, 1896). Click here to search for Matthews in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: HBM, conjoined
Source: Book Broker, Catalogue 17: Decorative Trade Bindings (1988).

Maxwell, Hu
No information was found about this designer. See pba00418, Alonzo F. Hill, The White Rocks; or, The Robbers’ Den… (Acme Press, 1900). Click here to search for Maxwell in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: HM

McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Illustrator and cartoonist, McCutcheon’s work regularly appeared in newspapers. He was also the author of several books. See pba02167, Irvin S. Cobb, Kentucky (George H. Doran, 1924). Click here to search for McCutcheon in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: McCUTCHEON
Source: The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984).

pba01124McLellan
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba01124, Thomas J. Thompson, The Thrilling Adventures of Thomas Jefferson Thompson (Burrow Press, 1922). Click here to search for McLellan in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: McLELLAN

Merrick
No information was found about this illustrator. See pbw00880, Svenska Tribunens Almanack… for 1885–1886 (Swedish Publ. Co., 1885). Click here to search for Merrick in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: Merrick, with swash line beneath

Merrill, Frank T. (Frank Thayer), b. 1848
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba01576, Carolyn Verhoeff, Love Me, Love My Dog (Page Co., 1922). Click here to search for Merrill in the PBO database.

Mignot, L. R. (Louis Remy), 1831-1870
Mignot was an American painter of genre scenes, working in both New York and London. The painting reproduced on the cover of pba01898, Paul L. Haworth’s George Washington, Farmer… (Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1915) is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See also Thomas P. Rossiter. Click here to search for Mignot in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: L. R. Mignot
Source: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999).

Miller, H.
No information was found about this die stamp cutter. See pba02448, The Southern and Western Masonic Miscellany (Press of Walker, Richards & James…, 1852). Click here to search for Miller in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: HMiller; H. Miller

Milwaukee Litho. & Engr. Co.
pbw00661No information was found concerning this firm. See pbw00661, Francis A. Hoffman, Der Amerikanische Geflügel-Züchter (G. Brumder, 1887). Click here to search for Milwaukee Litho. & Engr. Co. in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: The MILWAUKEE LITHO. & ENGR. CO.

Morris, A. C.
No information was found about this die stamp cutter. See pbw00479, Sarah C. Edgarton, The Rose of Sharon… (A. Tompkins & B. B. Mussey, 1843). Click here to search for Morris in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: A. C. MORRIS

Morse, Alice Cordelia (b. 1862)
This Ohio woman studied with John LaFarge. She was not only a painter and an artist in stained glass, but also a bookbinder and decorator of book covers. She worked in Brooklyn from about 1887 to 1921. In 1890, Publishers’ Weekly noted that “the best designers of book covers in the United States are women,” mentioning “Miss Morse” by name. They noted that she had recently designed the cover for a gift book in a “quiet green and gold binding.” Note: early references give E. as her middle initial. See pba00347, Paul L. Dunbar, Lyrics of the Hearthside (Dodd, Mead & Co., 1899). Click here to search for Morse in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: AM, both conjoined and separate

Sources: Brander Matthews, Bookbindings Old and New (1990); Charles Gullans and John Espey, “American Trade Bindings and Their Designers, 1880–1915” (1979); Chris Petteys, Dictionary of Women Artists…Born before 1900 (1985). Also see The Publishers’ Weekly, no. 986 (20 December 1890); 990.

pba01616Murray, Julia
No information was found about this artist. See pba01616, Kentucky Arbor and Bird Day, 1911 (s.n., 1911). Click here to search for Murray in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: JULIA MURRAY

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Nelson, G. Patrick
No information was found about this artist. See pba01531, Eliza C. Hall, Sally Ann’s Experience (Little, Brown & Co., 1910). Click here to search for Nelson in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: G. PATRICK NELSON

Noury, Pierre, b. 1894
This French painter, engraver, and illustrator studied and exhibited in Paris from 1920–1940. See pbw00334, Harriet B. Stowe, La Case de l’Oncle Tom (Ernest Flammarian Editeur, 1928). Click here to search for Noury in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: PIERRE NOURY

Source: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999).

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Onderdank, R.J.
No information was found about this illustrator (not to be confused with Robert Jenkins Onderdonk). See pba01114, John W. Hardin, The Life of John Wesley Hardin (Smith & Moore, 1896). Click here to search for Onderdank in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: R.J. Onderdank

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Parker, Cora
This Kentucky painter and muralist was active from 1900 to 1916. She studied in Cincinnati and Paris. See pba01413, Howard Weeden, Old Voices (Doubleday, Page & Co., 1904). Click here to search for Parker in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: CORA PARKER

Source: Chris Petteys, Dictionary of Women Artists…Born before 1900 (1985)

Potthast, Edward Henry (1857–1927) [Potthast, Edward, 1857-1947]
This painter and illustrator studied in Cincinnati and Paris. He illustrated for The Century Magazine, Harper’s, and Scribner’s Magazine. See pba00630, Ruth M. Stuart, Napoleon Jackson, the Gentleman of the Plush Rocker (Century Co., 1902). Click here to search for Potthast in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: EHP, conjoined; one variation similar to a blackletter h

Sources: Book Broker, Catalogue 17: Decorative Trade Bindings (1988); Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984).

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Richards
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba01746, Brenton T. Badley, New Etchings of Old India (Methodist Episcopal Church, 1918). Click here to search for Richards in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: RICHARDS

Richards, Amy, fl. 1896-1918
Not much is known about this designer except for her designs, about which Gullans/Espey note that they recorded 85. See pba02166, James Otis, Hannah of Kentucky: a Story of the Wilderness Road (American Book Co., 1912). Click here to search for Amy Richards in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: AR, conjoined or occasionally separated
Sources: Charles Gullans and John Espey, “American Trade Bindings and Their Designers, 1880–1915” (1979).

Richardson, Rome K., b. 1877
Richardson was on the staff of the Decorative Designers from 1896 through 1901. In 1902, he left the firm to design covers under his own name. He studied at the Pratt Institute and the New York School of Art. According to Gullans/Espey, Richardson designed about 65 covers, which were “inventive, witty, colorful, occasionally dreadful, and easy to collect.” See pba00671, Owen Wister, The Virginian: a Horseman of the Plains (Macmillan Co., 1904). Click here to search for Richardson in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: R R, separated
Sources: Charles Gullans and John Espey, “American Trade Bindings and Their Designers, 1880–1915” (1979).

Roberts, Louis A.
No information about this designer was found. See pba00615, George S. Stebbins, My satchel and I; or, Literature on Foot (D. E. Fisk, 1873). Click here to search for Roberts in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: LAR, the L is swash

Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871
Rossiter was an American painter who specialized in historical and religious scenes. He studied in London, Paris, and Rome.pba01898 His portrait of the country’s first president was reproduced for the cover of pba01898, Paul L. Haworth, George Washington, Farmer… (Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1915). See also L. R. Mignot.Click here to search for Rossiter in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: T. P. ROSSITER

Source: Matthew Baigell, Dictionary of America art (1979); Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984).

Royle, Marie
No information was found about this designer. See pba02300, Lafcadio Hearn, Two Years in the French West Indies (Harper, 1923). Click here to search for Royle in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: MR conjoined; R; Royle

Russell, A.
No information was found concerning this designer. See pbw00832, Louis Wagner, Panama-Kanal, Land und Leute (Louis Lange Pub. Co., 1912). Click here to search for Russell in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: A. RUSSELL

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Sacker, Amy M., 1872 or 3-1965
The majority of Sacker's designs adorned children's titles of the day. She favored bright colors and often incorporated the popular "poster" look -- a bold design style that encompass the entire front cover and usually feature a narrative scene. Click here to read more about Amy Sacker and to search the database for her bindings.

Monograms: AS with a serif across the apex of the A or not; AS overlapped; AMS overlapped.

Sandback, Edward
No information was found about this designer. See pba00126, Florida Hotel Commission, Florida: Empire of the Sun… (Florida State Hotel Commission, 1930). Click here to search for Sandback in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: EDWARD SANDBACK

Sandford, Joseph E.
No information about this designer was found. See pba01552, DuBose Heyward, The Half Pint Flask (Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1929). Click here to search for Sandford in the PBO database.

pba00775eSard, Tony
No information was discovered about this illustrator. See pba00775, Irwin S. Cobb, The Abandoned Farmers (George H. Doran Co., 1920). Click here to search for Sard in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: Tony Sard

Sartain, John, 1808-1897
Born in London, Sartain settled in Philadelphia in 1830. He was a painter, miniaturist, and printmaker, specializing in mezzotint. In addition, Sartain illustrated magazines and books. The stamp used for the cover of pba01745, Albert H. Redford, The History of Methodism in Kentucky (Southern Methodist Publishing House, 1868) was either engraved directly by Sartain or cut after the frontispiece. Click here to search for Sartain in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: John Sartain (in the plate, frontispiece)

Source: Matthew Baigell, Dictionary of America Art (1979); Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984).

Sheppard, William Ludlow, 1833-1912
Sheppard was a sculptor and illustrator, as well as an pba01120, Hamilton W. Pierson, In the Brush; or author. See , Old-Time Social… (D. Appleton & Co., 1881). Click here to search for Sheppard in the PBO database.

Sources: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984).

Shouse, Frances Taylor
No information about this illustrator was found. See pba01556, Mary Armstrong Shouse, Three Old Maids: See What They Did (James M. Byrnes Co., 1929). Click here to search for Shouse in the PBO database.

pba01735Shrurr, G. (?)
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba01735, James R. Rogers, The Cane Ridge Meeting-house (Standard Publ. Co., 1910). Click here to search for Shrurr in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: overlapping GSh followed by “rurr

C. H. Simonds & Co.
This Boston printing firm was purchased by J. J. Little and Ives in 1930 and was known as Colonial Press, Inc. following the merger. See pba00790, David A. Curtis, Stand Pat, or, Poker Stories from the Mississippi (L. C. Page & Co., 1906). Click here to search for Simonds in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: CS, square letters

Source: "Merger in Printing Trade," New York Times, 14 October 1930, pg. 47.

Singleton, Fred T. (Fred Thoreau)
No information about this designer was found. See pba02481, George Ade, Forty Modern Fables (Copp, Clark Co., Ltd., 1902, printed in USA); cover co-designed with Harry Smith. Click here to search for Singleton in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: S (+ S, separated)

Source: Victor H. and Ernest L. Briggs, Twentieth Century Cover Designs (1902).

Smith, F. Berkeley (Frank Berkeley), 1869-1931
A noted author, Smith was also an illustrator and designer, active from 1897 to 1916. Working largely in the poster style, Smith was a prolific cover designer, and according to Gullans/Espey, he worked “in outline or with pure color areas without outline.” He died in Artennes, France, where he lived with his wife, Jeanne Constentin Chester Smith. See pba01853, Cyrus T. Brady, Border Fights and Fighters (Doubleday, Page & Co., 1913). Click here to search for Frank Berkeley Smith in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: FBS, BS or S, horizontal or often vertical initials within a box with a straight or scalloped line; distinct from Bertha Stuart whose BS initials are slanted and pointed
Sources: Charles Gullans and John Espey, “American Trade Bindings and Their Designers, 1880–1915” (1979); Obituary, New York Times, 9 October 1931, p. 20.

Smith, Harry
No biographical information about this designer was found. See pba02481, George Ade, Forty Modern Fables (Copp, Clark Co., Ltd., 1902, printed in USA); cover co-designed with F.T. Singleton. Click here to search for Harry Smith in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: S (+ S, separated)

Source: Victor H. and Ernest L. Briggs, Twentieth Century Cover Designs (1902).

pbw00570Souze, Paul
No information was found about this French illustrator. See pbw00570, Louisa May Alcott, La Petite Rose: Ses See Six Tantes et Ses Sept Cousins (Bibliothèque d’education et de recreation, 1885). Click here to search for Souze in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: Paul Souze

Stillman
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba02078, P. Fishe Reed, Incidents of the War; or, The Romance and Realities of Soldier Life (Asher & Co., 1862). Click here to search for Stillman in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: STILLMAN SS

Starck, Otto
No information was found about this illustrator. See pbw00002, Germania Kalendar für…1882 (G. Brumder, ca. 1882). See also W. Brah. Click here to search for Starck in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: OTTO STARCK

Stuart, Bertha, fl. 1903-1911
Known only by her 70 book covers, Stuart worked for Holt from 1904–1913 and in 1916, and for Harper, Appleton, Macmillan and other publishers from 1906–1913. Gullans and Epsey note that her most accomplished designs were influenced by Japanese prints, featuring strong outlines and flat, conventionalized motifs in gold on richly colored, grained cloths. See pba00498, Eliza C. Hall, To Love and to Cherish (Little, Brown & Co., 1911). Click here to search for Stuart in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: BS, horizontally and vertically, letters often slanted and pointed; occasionally within a straight-line box; also with a line above & below initials; distinct from Frank Berkeley Smith whose initials are more rounded

Sources: Charles Gullans and John Espey, “American Trade Bindings and Their Designers, 1880–1915” (1979).

Suydam, E. H. (Edward Howard), 1885-1940
No biographical information was discovered concerning this designer. See pba02141, Lyle Saxon, Lafitte, the Pirate (Century Co., 1930). Click here to search for Suydam in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: E. H. Suydam

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Taylor, C. L.
No information about this designer was found. See pba00956, George A. Armes, Ups and Downs of an Army Officer (s.n., 1900). Click here to search for C.L. Taylor in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: C L Taylor

pba00775Taylor, Ethel C.
No information about this designer was found. See pba00775, Irwin S. Cobb, The Abandoned Farmers (George H. Doran Co., 1920). Click here to search for Ethel Taylor in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: Ethel T. Taylor, script

Taylor, Francis Johnson
No information was found about this illustrator. See pba01532, Edith S. Hanly, An Alluring Little Footpath… (C. T. Dearing Print. Co., 1927). Click here to search for Francis Taylor in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: F.J.T., script

Telfer, R.
No information was discovered concerning this engraver. See pba01915, Sketch of the Life…of Henry Clay (U. P. James, 1854). Click here to search for Telfer in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: TELFER.

Tinker, Edward Larocque, 1881-1968
This designer, illustrator, and author was born in New York City and received degrees from Columbia University, New York University, and the University of Paris. He served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City for four years before devoting his life to lecturing and writing. See pba00409, Edward Larocque Tinker, Lafcadio Hearn’s American Days (Dodd, Mead, 1924). Click here to search for Tinker in the PBO database.

Source: "Dr. Edward Larocque Tinker, Writer and Historian, Dies at 86," New York Times, 7 July 1968, p. 53.

Tucker, William E., 1801-1857
This engraver of genre, portraits, and landscape scenes worked in Philadelphia. See pbw00539, The Gift (E. L. Carey & A. Hart, 1839). The “D.” after his name could be short for del., meaning “drew it.” Click here to search for Tucker in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: Tucker D.

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Urquhart, Rosalie
No information was found concerning this designer/illustrator. See pba02043, Frances H. Fearn, Diary of a Refugee (Moffat, Yard & Co., 1910). Click here to search for Urquhart in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: R inside two shields

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pba02450Vomberger (?)
The name engraved on the die is difficult to decipher. See pba02450, The Old Brewery, and the New Mission House… (Stringer & Townsend, 1854). Click here to search for Vomberger in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: [VO]MBERGER? or M BERGER?

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Wagenfohn
No information was found about this die stamp cutter. See pba01783, George W. Hooper, Down the River; or, Practical Lessons under the Code Duello (E. J. Hale & Son, 1874). Click here to search for Wagenfohn in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: WAGENFOHN

Wagstaff
No information was found about this die stamp cutter. See pba01982, James H. Cathey, The Genesis of Lincoln… (s.n., 1899). Click here to search for Wagstaff in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: WAGSTAFF–

pba01411Weaver, Annie Vaughan, b. 1905
Except for the fact that she was an author and an illustrator, no other biographical information was found concerning this woman. See pba01411, Annie V. Weaver, Frawg (Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1930). Click here to search for Weaver in the PBO database.


Weeden, Howard, 1847–1905
Ms. Weeden was born in Huntsville, AL, and lived there until her death. She was well known for her Southern-themed paintings. See pba01413, Howard Weeden, Old Voices (Doubleday, Page & Co., 1904). Click here to search for Weeden in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: HOWARD WEEDEN

Source: "Miss Howard Weeden, Artist, Dead," New York Times, 13 April 1905, p. 11.

Wenzell, A. B. (Albert Beck), 1864-1917
After studying in Germany and France, Wenzell became a painter and illustrator, whose images appeared in popular American magazines and on the covers of a number of books. See pba00092, Hallie E. Rives, Hearts Courageous (Bowen-Merrill Co., 1902). Click here to search for Wenzell in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: A. B. Wenzell

Sources: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984).

Whitman, Sarah Wyman, 1842–1904
Sarah Wyman Whitman, according to Charles Gullans, was among America’s most important women designers, as well as part of that “new generation of designers of book covers” whose work appeared in the early 1890s. Whitman’s work, however, appeared earlier than most others. Click here to read more about Sarah Whitman and to search the database for her bindings.

Monogram: SW enclosed in a heart, often with a flame emanating from the top; SW in a stylized onion topped by a conjoined rectangle.

Source: Charles Gullans and John Espey, “American Trade Bindings and Their Designers, 1880–1915” (1979)

pba01602Westmacott, Bernard
No biographical information was found regarding this illustrator. See pba01602, Elsie Singmaster, You Make your Own Luck (Longmans, Green & Co., 1929). Click here to search for Westmacott in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: W, 2 overlapping Vs

Williams, T. W.
No information was found concerning this designer/illustrator. See pba02270, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (American Publ. Co., 1892). Click here to search for Williams in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: Williams; TWW or WTW, overlapping

Wilson, F. N. (Frederick N.), 1876-1961
No information was discovered about this designer/illustrator. See pba02409, Gilbert L. Wilson, Myths of the Red Children… (Ginn & Co., ca. 1907). Click here to search for Wilson in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: W in a circle

Woodruff, Helen S. (Helen Smith), 1888-1924
Helen Smith Woodruff, best known as an author and illustrator, was the niece of Hilary Herbert, a University of Alabama alumnus who served as Secretary of the Navy under Grover Cleveland. She married Frederick S. Woodruff, an attorney in New York. According to a New York Times article, she "devote[d] all the profits of her writing to charity, and especially to the blind." She also was declared by Penrhyn Stanlaw to be "the most beautiful blonde in the United States."
See pba01423, Helen S. Woodruff, Mis’ Beauty (Alice Harriman, 1911). Click here to search for Woodruff in the PBO database.
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Monogram/Signature: HELEN S. WOODRUFF

Sources: "Mrs. Wilson and Mother Attend Reading of Mrs. Woodruff," Washington Post, 5 December 1916, p. 7; "Reading by Mrs. Woodruff," New York Times, 29 November 1916, p. 11; "Hilary Abner Herbert," Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilary_Herbert].

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Yeto, Genjiro
No information was found concerning this illustrator. See pba02310, Lafcadio Hearn, Kotto: Being Japanese Curios… (Macmillan Co., 1927). Click here to search for Yeto in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: variations of initials in a circle; arrangements of G.Y., G. Yeto, Yeto in outline letterforms; Japanese seal

Sources: Book Broker, Catalogue 17: Decorative Trade Bindings (1988).

Yohn, F. C. (Frederick Coffay), 1875-1933
A painter, Yohn studied in Indianapolis and New York City. He was an illustrator for Harper’s publications in the 1890s. See pba01501, John Fox, A Knight of the Cumberland (Grosset & Dunlap, 1906). Click here to search for Yohn in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: F.C. YOHN

Sources: Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs… (1999); The National Cyclopædia of American Biography… (1891–1984).

Young, Florence Liley (b. 1872)
This woman illustrator and painter studied in Chicago and New York City. See pba01445, Maud Lindsay, Little Missy (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1922). Click here to search for Young in the PBO database.

Monogram/Signature: FLORENCE LILEY YOUNG; F. Liley-Young
Sources: Chris Petteys, Dictionary of Women Artists…Born before 1900 (1985)

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