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Godey's Lady's Book, and Ladies' American Magazine

by Hale, Sarah J

Condition: Fair+/No Jacket

Philadelphia: Louis A. Godey, 1842. Book. Fair+. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A custom rebinding from the period, previous owners name done in gilt relief front center. She has written her name in pencil above the January title. Half bound in leather (spine and tips) balance in abrasioned marble paper. The tips, spine extremities have major wear to the leather, worn thru. The most notable flaw is at the hinging of the front board, wholly compromised (worn thru with age) but held in place with the twine of the binding. The fisrt end sheet is completely loose at this point. Pastedowns and endsheets are quite foxed and the interior varies from almost no foxing to rather notably so. The only missing fashion illustration is form January, August is either missing or was omitted, no table of contents is in place for the second half of the year. 1st section 344 pages, 2nd section 204 pages. The apparently hand tinted illustration are fascinating and while some foxing is present. hopefully it will not worsen with good storage, and it does seem wholly age appropriate..
  • Bookseller: Brass DolphinBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 6343
  • Title: Godey's Lady's Book, and Ladies' American Magazine
  • Author: Hale, Sarah J
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fair+
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Louis A. Godey
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • Date published: 1842
  • Bookseller catalogs: Americana;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies);


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