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The illustrations of Amy Sacker

Book of the day is Jackanapes by Juliana Horatia Ewing and I’m highlighting the editions where the binding is illustrated by Amy Sacker. You can see a few more of her covers here.

Sacker (1872–1965) was an American book designer, illustrator and bookplate artist. There is a website dedicated to her work and I will quote the site, which quotes one of AbeBooks’ finest rare booksellers:

Her covers show several distinct styles, from elegant floral and ornate heraldic designs to the so-called “poster style” covers, exemplified by her work on several Louisa May Alcott works. As Priscilla Juvelis has said on her web site, “She was one of the first to make extensive use of figurative compositions on book covers, in contrast to the floral motifs and other abstract decorative designs of Armstrong and Whitman.”

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