Historic Scenes Tales & Poems 1845 Felicia Hemans rare NY book poetry lithog. tpBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Collected Poetry, Felicia Hemans).
Tales of Historic Scenes; and Other Poems, by Felicia Hemans.
Published 1845, New York by C.S. Francis & Co.
356 pages. Text in English. Unusual and early color lithographed title page of NY firm, lithographed by E.W. Bouve of Boston.
Scarce pre-1850 American female author poetry book with a rather early color lithographed title page.
Publisher's gilt decorated cloth gift binding, ornate gilt spine & pictorial cover decorations, embossed cover designs, all edges gilt. Early female owners name on pastedown (Ellery Albee).
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, spine uniformly gently sunned, 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.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this scarce antique poetry book survives.
Book Measures c. 7" H x 4 3/4" W.