Grace S. Richmond (1866-1959) was an American novelist. She was born Grace Louise Smith in Rhode Island and in 1887 married Dr. Nelson Guernsey Richmond. She wrote more than 20, mostly romantic, novels. Blampied designed the jacket of seven of the eight novels listed on the rear cover of the upper jacket, below (not With Juliet in England). The size of the illustration was reduced in later editions so that the signature could no long be seen, as shown below. Many of Grace Richmond's novels can be read online.
Later edition, thus
Bibliography code: HOD-19.5
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Series: Grace Richmond' novel
Format: 16 mo
Binding: Red cloth imprinted with H&S letters logo between vertical bars and cartouches below. Title, author, H&S letters logo and publisher in black on spine.
Size: 180 x 114 mm
Dust jacket: signed Blampied, on the left of the mantelpiece, partly obscured by yellow circle
Internal illustrations: none
Price: 2 shillings
Printing history: Published August, 1910 by Doubleday, Page and Company. This edition (first) published 1919. Eleventh edition 1936. Twelfth edition 1940. Thirteenth edition 1942
Printed by: Morrison and Gibb Ltd., London and Edinburgh or C. Tinling & Co., Ltd., Liverpool, London and Prescot (1940 & 1942)
Notes: The book at the top is not the first edition
Image of dust jacket (click to enlarge)
Image of dust jacket of 12th edition (click to enlarge)