Mother Assistant & Young Lady's Friend 1847-8 sequential 24 issue run rare bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Periodicals, Women's Magazines, Leather Book Bindings).
The Mother's Assistant and Young Lady's Friend, ed. by William C. Brown.
Published 1847-8, Boston by William C. Brown.
24 monthly issues [ two complete years]. c. 550 pages. Text in English. 12 engraved plates as called for. Extensive detailed indexes for each 6 month period.
Period 1/2 leather binding, gilt bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers. Bound sequential run of this monthly women's magazine: January 1847 - December 1848.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Interesting period advice and literature aimed at females.
Binding well age worn, leather dried and rubbed, scuffed, paper covers scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object. Front & rear joints cracked, covers loosely held.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, some plates well toned and foxed, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W.