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The Song of the Cardinal by Gene Stratton - Porter
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Tagsdecorative cover (93), gold-stamped cover (71), Margaret Armstrong (40), Bertha Stuart (3), gold-stamped binding (2), gold stamped cover (1), decoration/ornament floral (1), Helen Maitland Armstrong (1) — see all tags
About meI am a retired educator who has a passion for decorative publishers' editions from the late 1880s through 1912. As a native Hoosier with Indiana pioneer ancestors on both sides, I also enjoy collecting and reading Hoosier authors, i.e., James Whitcomb Riley, Gene Stratton Porter, Charles Major, Edward Eggleston, etc. In addition, I enjoy collecting, reading, and giving as gifts antique devotionals.
About my libraryMy diverse collection, which I refer to as my “gardens of gold,” includes 19th and early 20th century American fiction and non-fiction, largely focusing on nature, history, and Christian religious themes. I continue to add to an extensive collection of decorative publishers’ edition covers of artist/designers (especially Margaret Armstrong and Sarah Wyman Whitman); of many Indiana (Hoosier) authors; of devotionals and hymnals; and of titles reflecting my varied interests: birds, gardens, colonial revival era, education and schools, John Burroughs and other naturalists of the era, New England, pioneer/frontier America, African-American history, Abraham Lincoln, holidays, and female authors and poets.
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Member sinceOct 20, 2009
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