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Reed, Myrtle. The white shield. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1912. 8vo (20.5 cm, 8"). Col. frontis., , xi, , 343,  pp.; 4 plts. $45.00
Posthumously printed short stories from a popular author, with => music figuring prominently in several of the pieces. This is the stated fourth printing of the first edition, with a color-printed frontispiece and four additional plates done by Dalton Stevens.
Binding: Publisher's lavender cloth, front cover with lily design stamped in gilt, white, and purple, spine with decorative gilt-stamped title. Top edges gilt, others deckle. => Signed "MA," Margaret Armstrong.
This is one of a series of twelve of Reed's books for which Armstrong did the designs, all on the same lavender cloth. The Reed covers are among her best-known, and this one is quite pleasing with its lily-petal mosaic effect.
Smith, American Fiction, 1901–1925, R-122; Gullans & Espey, Checklist of Trade Bindings Designed by Margaret Armstrong, 182. Bound as above, minimal rubbing to extremities and stamped lilies, minor sunning to spine; front cover clean and bright. Plates with small areas of spotting to upper edges, apparently from printer. => A very nice copy. (41298) Please RESHELVE This.
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