Cover Design for Ruth Hall
Pen and ink and watercolor over graphite, on paper.
7 x 4 3/16 inches (178 x 106 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Lettered within design: Orr's Occasional Volume [struck out and marked for deletion] Ruth Hall A Domestic Tale of the Present Day by Fanny Fern - London Houlston and Stoneman 65 Paternoster Row. Messr W.S. Orr & Co Amen Corner and Masson's New York.
Original watercolor of a design for a "yellow-back" cover for an edition of the Fanny Fern novel Ruth Hall; published by the firms or Houlston and Stoneman and Wm.S. Orr & Co., probably sometime during the 1850's.
Fern, Fanny, 1811-1872. Ruth Hall.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.