Scrapbook Poetry Valentines Floral Prints 1852 pictorial souvenir keepsake albumBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Scrap Books, Americana, Illustrated Books, Poetry, Ephemera).
Assembled 1852, United States (?).
c. 110 pages, approx. 36 with neat cursive manuscript writing. Text in English. Illustrated throughout w/ five attractive and colorful 19th century love -related (Valentines?) scraps, including three with colored embroidery/ thread designs and/or lace cut patterns.
Publisher's 1/4 cloth binding, embossed paper covered boards, gilt cover decorations, all edges gilt, diff. colored paper used throughout.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5 3/4" W.