Ladies' Wreath 1847 illustrated book poetry religion literature w/ 24 platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Ladies' Wreath: A Magazine Devoted to Literature, Industry and Religion. ed. by Mrs. S.T. Martyn.
Published 1847, New York by Marytn & Ely.
418 pages. Text in English. lustrated with 12 B&W steel engraved views, 12 hand colored lithographed floral plates. 24 total plates.
Publisher's cloth gift binding, elaborate gilt spine and cover decorations, all edges gilt. Binding remains tight and sound, small loss of cloth at spine head, tips of covers worn, light rubbing, still nice looking overall.
Interior shows light to moderate age spotting throughout, heaviest on some of the plates (due to paper used).
Book remains 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 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W.