White House Ladies First Lady Biographies 1881 decorative book w/ 22 engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Women's History, First Ladies, White House, American History).
The Ladies of the White House; or, In the Home of the Presidents, by Laura C. Holloway.
Published 1881, Philadelphia by Bradley, Garretson & Co.
736 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Frontispiece protected by original tissue guard, 22 fine steel engraved portraits of women throughout.
Publisher's decorative cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed cover & spine decorations.
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 signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, spine is lightly sunned, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally. A monumental and heavily illustrated book.
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. 9" H x 6" W.