Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • 1909 Book Covers from Kids of Many Colors

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    These are the intact 1909 Book Covers from Kids of Many Colors written by Grace Duffie Boylan, lllustrated by Ike Morgan, and published by Hurst & Co., New York.  Ike Morgan (1871-1913) was a well-known newspaper illustrator for several big newspapers in Chicago and New York.  He was a good friend of L. Frank Baum and shared a studio with William Wallace Denslow, both creators of The Wizard of Oz.  Influenced by the impact of Japanese woodcuts on French prints, he developed his own pen-and-ink style and took pride in his color work in books such as Kids of Many Colors.  Each gray-green book cloth cover measures 8.75" high by 6.75" wide, connected by a 1.25" wide spine.  The front cover is illustrated in red, black and white with children from different ethnic groups (African American and Native American) and different countries (including Japan and England) dancing with one another to the beat of a drum played by another child.  The faces of the same children run down the spine.  The title and author/illustrator names are in the center of the cover and a red border defines the space.  The back cover is plain gray-green book cloth.  The interior end papers have pale green paper with the signature "Jean Ellen Bettels" written in pen in front.  These 1909 Book Cover from Kids of Many Colors are in Good condition.  There is wear to the ink on the front cover and spine and minor cracking and staining to the end papers.  Ideal for use in an art project.