Ladies Album 1850 Illustrated Women's Magazine nice gift binding w/ botanicalsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Ladies' Album: Devoted to the Arts, Science, Music, Painting, Religion and Literature, by A.H. Davis.
Published 1850, Boston by Davis & Prentiss.
187 , 172 pages. Text in English.
Illustrated throughout with twelve plates, including four steel engravings and four hand colored botanical plates.
Period cloth gift binding, floral gilt spine decorations, elaborate gilt cover designs with original owner's name (Priscilla Thwing), all edges gilt. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Two volumes in one edition, containing issues from January 1850 - January 1852 inclusive.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 5/8" H x 5 5/8" W.