Little Fascinator Love Advice Letters Courting c. 1860's novelty fan bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Americana, 19th Century Books, Novelty Items, Love Advice, Love Letters, Humor).
The Little Fascinator, or Eight Things That Every Sweetheart and Lover Should Know - How to Kiss Deliciously, What is Courting, A Cure for Love, The Model Love Letter, The Young Husband's Commandments, Two Ways of Describing a Husband. A Companion to the Little Flirt.
Published c. 1860-70's, New York by Fisher and Denison.
Novelty fan style binding, four shaped card stock sheets (complete?), mounted small color floral embossed circles to each cover. Text in English.
Publisher's paper wrappers. Rare ephemeral curiosity survival in any condition.
"Booklet" is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Fan is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, several old small blank pieces of paper adhered as visible in images, 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 item 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 item 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. 4 1/2" H x 2 3/4" W.