The Alhambra

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Creator

Washington Irving

Title

The Alhambra

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's

Date

1892

Coverage

New York

Subject

2 vols

Description

Alice C. Morse (1863-1961) was one of America’s leading book cover designers of the late nineteenth century. She created this striking binding featuring a Moorish design for Putnam’s gift book edition of The Alhambra. The original blue chemise protective wrappers accompanying this copy are an unusual survival. 

An example of this cover was shown at the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, in 1893.

Contributor

Bound by Alice C. Morse