Women in Sacred History 1873 Harriet Beecher Stowe book 25 color litho portraitsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Woman in Sacred History: A Series of Sketches by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Published 1873, New York by J.B. Ford and Company.
400 pages. Text in English. Frontis protected by original tissue guard. Profusely illustrated with 25 beautiful color lithographed full page portraits.
Monumental period full leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, embossed cover designs, all edges gilt, marbled end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints cracked and scuffed, covers well attached but front cover slightly tender, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, 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.
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Book Measures c. 12" H x 9" W. A large thick heavy volume.