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Boston Miscellany of Literature and Fashion 2 Volumes in 0ne, 1842 by  Nathan Hale - 1st Edition - 1842 - from Brass DolphinBooks and

Boston Miscellany of Literature and Fashion 2 Volumes in 0ne, 1842

by Hale, Nathan

Condition: Fair/No Jacket

Boston: Bradbury, Soden & Co., 1842. Book. Fair. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Apparently custom rebound as the owners name is worked into the front marbled board, half bound with leather spine and tips, marble much scuffed and the hinge exteriors are seamed. It seems likely that they have not become loose due to the spine strings, ie boards tight but gappy, foto to come. Contains the full 12 issue from 1842. While there is some of foxing, especially of the first and last sheets and some of the illustrations, especially at their edges. Some old, corrected dog earing.The text seems overall supple and undamaged, I detect no plate removal. Tissue overlays seem mostly in place. A quick count shows as follows. 284 pages each volume, with 16 engravings counted and 10 fashion illustrations some colored/partially. Many minor roughnesses but a sweet old thing. Some spine top chipping, last endsheet has scars, mars. Size 10x6 3/4"..
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  • Bookseller: Brass DolphinBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 6341
  • Title: Boston Miscellany of Literature and Fashion 2 Volumes in 0ne, 1842
  • Author: Hale, Nathan
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bradbury, Soden & Co.
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1842
  • Bookseller catalogs: Americana;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies);
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall


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