Ladies' Wreath 1852 gift leather book w/ 12 hand color floral prints 24 platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Ladies' Wreath: An Illustrated Annual, ed. by Helen Irving.
Published 1852, New York by J.M. Fletcher.
432 pages. Text in English. Illustrated with 12 B&W steel engraved views, 12 hand colored lithographed floral plates. [24 total plates].
Publisher's leather gift binding, elaborate gilt spine and cover decorations, all edges gilt. Binding remains clean, but with signs of age. Top of front joint cracked (covers still firmly held), some edge chipping and surface scuffing along edges, spine ends chipped.
Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, with light to moderate age spotting throughout (never offensive).
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 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W.