Women in America 1827-1848 lot x 4 old books nice leather bindings advice
Women in America 1827-1848 lot x 4 old books nice leather bindings advice Women in America 1827-1848 lot x 4 old books nice leather bindings advice
$ 295.00

Women in mid-19th century America. Role of women in society. Lot of four antiquarian books in early bindings, each item uncommon/ scarce, this thematic lot is appealing and unique.

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The Young Lady's Own Book: A Manual of Intellectual Improvement and Moral Deportment. Issued 1838, Philadelphia, Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.{famous cartographic publishing firm]. Period full leather pocket sized binding, intended for easy transport. Front cover gilt ruled and lettered within decorative box. Engraved frontis & half-title, Front joint cracked, cover loosened.

A Sketch of My Friend's Family, Intended to Suggest Some Practical Hints on Religion and Domestic Manners, by Mrs. Marshall. 1827, Exeter, NH, J. & B. Williams. Period pocket sized full leather, smooth spine nicely gilt ruled, lettered and decorated.

Letters to Mothers, by L. H. Sigourney. 1842, New York, Harper & Brothers. Early publishers plain cloth, spine gilt lettered with date and devices.

The Mother's Assistant and Young Lady's Friend. 1848, Boston, William C. Brown. Period 1/4 leather binding, spine richly gilt decorated and lettered, marbled boards & end papers, six engraved plates. 12 Monthly issues bound together, some scattered damp staining and foxing, still tight and sound. Scarce early American periodical in any condition.

Smallest book measures: 5 1/2" H X 3 1/2" W.
Largest book measures: 8 3/4" H X 6" W.
Lot along the shelf measures: 3 1/2".

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