Q: I recently purchased a copy of “An Englishwoman’s Love Letters” at a local antique store, printed by the Henry Altemus Company. I looked to see if my cover matched any listed on your site but it doesn’t appear so. I was wondering if it was perhaps an unlisted design. The gold print on the front (I’m sorry for a lack of proper terminology) appears to be mostly that of a grape vine with two flowers with multiple petals. There is also a gold frame around a picture of a field, and a few people working in it.
A: Your book is part of the Vademecum Series and was published in 1901. The cover format can be seen here: (http://henryaltemus.com/series/series180.htm)
During this year there were more than 40 different pictures used as paste-ons on the front cover. Your book’s exact cover picture can be seen here http://henryaltemus.com/vademecum.htm and is listed as picture #18.