Peterson's Lady's Magazine 1857 leather book 12 issues w/ color fashion platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Peterson's 1857 Magazine.
Published 1857, Philadelphia by Peterson
444 pages. Text in English. Complete year's run - 12 issues. Illustrated throughout with dozens of wood engravings plus 12 engraved female fashion plates with original hand color..
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, cloth covers.
A much nicer example than typical for bound volumes of women's periodicals of this era.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W.