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 novels published by Hodder & Stoughton. 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-19.6
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Series: Grace Richmond' novel
Format: 16 mo
Binding: Red blind stamped cloth with H&S logo. Title, author, H&S logo and publisher in black on the spine.
Size: 183 x 115 mm
Dust jacket: signed Blampied, lower left
Internal illustrations: none
Price: 2 shillings
Printing history: Published 1911 by Doubleday, Page and Company. This edition (first) published February 1919. Eleventh edition August, 1938.
Printed by: Hazell, Watson & Viney, Ltd., London and Aylesbury or C. Tinling & Co., Ltd., Liverpool, London and Prescot (1938)
Notes: The jacket at the top is probably not the first edition
Image of dust jacket of first edition (click to enlarge)
Image of dust jacket (click to enlarge)
Image of dust jacket of 11th edition (1938) (click to enlarge)