When Dewey blue             When Dewey Came to Manila               monogrammonogram


When Dewey Came to Manila, or Among the Filipinos, by James Otis (pseudonym of James Otis Kaler)

          Dana Estes,   1899

Sacker did bindings for a number of Otis titles, involving eagles and other patriotic symbols. Another Sacker variant is shown below, in blue; it was used for other Otis titles as well. I have identified twenty-four Otis titles with Sacker designs, but there may be many more, as Otis wrote over 170 books for children! An alternative binding design, by an unknown designer, also appears on several Otis books, in at least two colors, blue and green [see below]. (The blue cover above comes from the collection of the Delaware Art Museum.)


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Variant Sacker design           monogram


Otis alternate

My sincere thanks to Bob Hilfen of Harvest Book Company (Fort Washington, PA) for this image.

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