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Original Ladies Day - Book of Poems Clipped from Newspapers by  Betsy ? Johnson - Hardcover - 1819 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 007976)

Original Ladies Day - Book of Poems Clipped from Newspapers

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Original Ladies Day - Book of Poems Clipped from Newspapers

by Johnson, Betsy ?

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  • good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Good/No Jacket, As Issued
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About This Item

Newburyport, MA: No Publisher, 1819. Original hand-made book, front cover reads "Day-Book B" in contemporary embossed calf, 13" x 8 1/2", containing 32 pp. with both sides covered with pasted-in poems clipped from newspapers of the time, approx. 6-8 per page. Most are likely from the Newburyport Daily Herald, as there is a partial page from that newspaper laid in. The final page verso with a long poem handwritten titled "The Birds of Passage" by Mrs Hemans ( Felicia Dorothea Hemans). The names Betsy and Johnson handwritten but separated on rear paste down. Good, calf chipped bottom 2" of spine, pages brittle with edge chips and tears, two pages with top right corner poems torn out, soiling and staining, the bookplate of noted Celtic and folklore scholar Edgar M. Slotkin front paste down. A unique piece of Americana. . Calf. Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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Details

Bookseller
Dale Steffey Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
007976
Title
Original Ladies Day - Book of Poems Clipped from Newspapers
Author
Johnson, Betsy ?
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket, As Issued
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
No Publisher
Place of Publication
Newburyport, MA
Date published
1819
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry; Americana;
Size
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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Dale Steffey Books

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About Dale Steffey Books

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jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.

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