Peterson's Lady's Magazine 1859 Annual 12 Issues gilt leather book fashion platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[19th century periodicals, Women's Magazine, Fashion]
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Peterson's Magazine. 1859. Lady's Monthly Magazine- Complete year.
Published monthly, Philadelphia.
12 monthly issues, January - December 1859. 452 pages. With twelve (12) hand colored dress fashion plates, numerous steel engravings and many wood engraved images throughout, a couple plates color lithographed.
Period 1/2 leather binding, elaborate scroll and floral gilt decoration on spine. Binding remains tight and sound.
Profusely illustrated monthly journal aimed at domestic women in America in the middle of the 19th century.
Binding a bit rubbed and age worn from handling, small chipping at spine head, front joint slightly cracked but overall still sound, tight, and mostly clean. Attractive looking book. Minor flaws to contents, some page corners bent, minor small scattered soiling or spotting, never anything offensive or severe.
Entirely acceptable if not nice looking example in an attractive period binding.
Book measures: 9 5/8" H X 6 1/2" W.