Unidentified Designers, Illustrators, Die stamp cutters, etc.

These designers, artists, and illustrators that have made their have their marks upon the books in the project have yet to be identified by us. If you have any additional information about these individuals, or questions about this list, we would welcome your input.
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A. B.
English designer. See pbw00584, Louisa May Alcott, Lulu’s Library (Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1893).

A. E. B.
See pbw00673, Hermann O. Dreisel, Gesammelte Schriften (Freidenker Publ. Co., 1905).

A. F. S. (overlapping in a box)
See pba01226, M. E. M. Davis, Jaconetta: Her Loves (Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1901).

A. G. T.
See pba00420, Mary Jane Holmes, Marian Grey (Donohue, ca. 1900).

A. W. R.
See pba01360, Garrard Harris, Joe, the Book Farmer… (Harper & Brothers, 1913).

B. M.
See pba00514, Thomas N. Page, The Old Gentleman of the Black Stock (C. Scribner’s Sons, 1901). Also see E. G.; Margaret Armstrong’s initials also appear on this cover.

B. W. T. (arranged vertically)
See pba00312, Charles W. Chesnutt, The Wife of His Youth: and Other Stories of the Color Line (Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1899).

See pba01137, The Official History of Odd Fellowship… (Fraternity Publ. Co., 1904).

See pba00044, Henry C. Kennedy, A Damphool in the Kentucky Legislature (W. B. Conkey Co., 1909).

C. H. (conjoined, stamped backwards)
See pba02111, J. Cullen Carrington, Charlotte County, Virginia… (Hermitage Press, 1907).

C. O. (overlapping, slightly offset, with pi sign (?) underneath)
See pba00513, Thomas N. Page, The Old Gentleman of the Black Stock (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1898).

C. S. (separated)
See Stephen Graham, Russia and the World… (Macmillan Co., 1915).

C. Y. R. (right stroke of R curves back under to left)
The cover included in the PBO project under this unknown designer’s monogram is the same as one reproduced in Hanff’s article. See pba00123, Reuben G. Thwaites, Afloat on the Ohio… (Way & Williams, 1897).
Source: Peter E. Hanff, “Way & Williams, Publishers, Chicago, 1895–98,” Printing History 20, no. 2 (40, 2000):26–35

D. R. McM.
See pba01472, Hester F. Benner, Recipes (Extension Service of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1924).

See pba02197, Leon Ray Livingston, Here and There with A–no. 1: America’s Most Famous Tramp (A–no.1 Publ. Co., 1921). Also see S. E.

E. B. (conjoined)
See pba00037, Annie F. Johnston, Mildred’s Inheritance; Just Her Way; Ann’s Own Way (L. C. Page & Co., 1906).

E. B. A.
See pbw00919, Anthony Hope, Simon Dale (F. A. Stokes Co., 1897).

E. E. (separated)
See pba00520, Thomas N. Page, Santa Claus’s Partner (C. Scribner’s Sons, 1899).

E. G.
See pba00514, Thomas N. Page, The Old Gentleman of the Black Stock (C. Scribner’s Sons, 1901). Also see B. M.; Margaret Armstrong’s initials also appear on this cover.

E. M. (inverted E, conjoined with M, in a circle)
See pba00608, Frank L. Stanton, Comes One with a Song (Bowen-Merrill, 1899).

E. M. C.
See pba00097, Harrison Robertson, Inlander (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1901). Also may be E. M. G.

E. M. G.
See pba00097, Harrison Robertson, Inlander (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1901). Also may be E. M. C.

E. P.
See pbw00128, Louisa May Alcott, Little Button Rose (Little, Brown & Co., ca. 1901).

E. R. (both in round and square letters)
See two Annie F. Johnston’s books: pba01367, The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor (L. C. Page, 1907) and pba00038, Mary Ware, the Little Colonel’s Chum (Page, 1908).


See pba00483, Charles E. Craddock, The Fair Mississippian: A Novel (Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1908).

F. D.
See pba00538, Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven (E. P. Dutton & Co., 1893).

F. P. (separated)
See pba02495, Armistead C. Gordon, Robin Aroon, A Comedy of Manners (Neale Publ. Co., 1908).

F. P. (conjoined vertically with a heart below)
See pba02110, Agnes Rothery, New Roads in Old Virginia (Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1929).

H. B. D.
See pbw00790, Isabel Anderson, Hauptmann Heissporns Spielkameraden (C. M. Clark, 1911).

H. F. (arranged vertically)
See pba01441, Louise C. Pyrnelle, Diddie, Dumps, and Tot, or, Plantation Child-Life (Grosset & Dunlap, 1910).

H. K. R.
See pbw00746, Harriet B. Stowe, Onkel Toms Hütte… (Eden Publ. House, n.d.).

H. T. (conjoined, slightly offset vertically, T being lower)
See pba01346, Octavus Roy Cohen, The May Day Mystery (Grosset & Dunlap, 1929).

H. V. or N. V.
See pba01550, DuBose Heyward, Mamba’s Daughters (Doubleday, Doran, 1929).

J. E. D.
See pbw00749, Joachim H. Campe, Robinson der Jüngere (C. Hirsch, 1898).

J. H. B. (conjoined)
See pba00294, George W. Cable, The Grandissimes (Scribner, 1899).

[Japanese characters]
See pba02297, Lafcadio Hearn, Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation (Macmillan Co., 1928).

K. M.
See pba00058, George M. Martin, Emmy Lou: Her Book and Heart (McClure, Phillips, 1902).

See pba01502, Lucy S. Furman, The Lonesome Road ( Little, Brown & Co., 1927).

See pba00059, Louise C. Pyrnelle, Diddie, Dumps, and Tot; or, Plantation Child-Life (Harper, 1882).

M. (with a horizontal line under the point and a dot under line)
See pba02458, Josephine H. Nicholls, Bayou Triste; A Story of Louisiana (A. S. Barnes, 1902). Also signed U. P.

M. (in a circle)
See pba00005, George C. Eggleston, The Last of the Flatboats… (Lothrop Publ. Co., 1900).

M. (in an oval)
See pbw00086, J. A. Aasgaard, Souvenir of St. Olaf College (Northfield News, 1900).

M. A. L.
See pbw00011, Hannah W. Smith, Child Culture, or, The Science of Motherhood (Fleming H. Revell Co., ca. 1894).

M. C. (m inside C)
See pba01565, Joseph W. Sharts, The Hills of Freedom (Doubleday, Page & Co., 1904).

See pba01437, M. E. M. Davis, The Moons of Balbanca (Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1908).

M. N.
See pbw00847, M. von Eschen, Nur ein Hausmütterchen (Ernst Kaufmann, n.d.)

P. D. (lowercase)
See pbw00179, Louisa May Alcott, Under the Lilacs (Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, ca. 1939)

P. S.
English die stamp cutter. See pbw00152, Sarah O. Jewett, The Country of the Pointed Firs (Jonathan Cape, ca. 1927).

R. C.
See pba00340, Will Allen Dromgoole, A Boy’s Battle (Estes & Lauriat, 1898).

R. C. R. (square letters)
See pba01450, Eli Shepperd, Bessie Bell (s.n., 1907).

R. K. (overlapped)
See pbw00882, Otto Hellinghaus, Bibliothek wertvoller Novellen und Erzählungen (Herder, 1908).

R. T. S.
English designer. See pbw00384, Harriet B. Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (“The Boy’s Own Paper” Office, 1927).

See pba01876, Ross F. Lockridge, George Rogers Clark, Pioneer Hero of the Old Northwest (World Book Co., 1927).

See Arthur B. Ruhl, White Nights and Other Russian Impressions (C. Scribner’s Sons, 1917).

S. E.
See pba02196, Leon Ray Livingston, The Snare of the Road (A–no. 1 Publ. Co., 1916). Also see E.

S. N.
Italian designer. See pbw00268, Harriet B. Stowe, La Capanna dello Zio Tom (Casa Editrice Sonzogno, ca. 1903/1939).

T. M. E. (conjoined and overlapped vertically)
See pba01449, Louise C. Pyrnelle, Miss Li’l’ Tweetty (Harper, 1917).

See pba00795, Maria T. Daviess, The Melting of Molly (Bobbs-Merrill, 1912).

U. P. (arranged vertically)
See pba02458, Josephine H. Nicholls, Bayou Triste; A Story of Louisiana (A. S. Barnes, 1902). Also signed M.

W. E. B. S.
See pbw00378, Harriet B. Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin… (R. F. Fenno & Co., 1904).

W. H.
German illustrator. See pbw00465, Harriet B. Stowe, Onkel Toms Hütte (K. Thienemanns Verlag, n.d.).

W. S.
See pba01188, Clement Wood, Hunters of Heaven… (Frederick A. Stokes, ca. 1929).

.W. W. F. (arranged vertically)
See pba00693, Charles N. Buck, The Code of the Mountains (W. J. Watt, 1915).

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