Women in early 19th century America c. 1830-50 books collection 6 nice bindingsBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Women in early 19th century America. Females in American Society prior to 1850. [Collection of six interesting books relating to these themes].
All in interesting and attractive original period bindings, three of which are leather, one a rare silk fabric with decorative floral gilt stamped letters, one with hand marbled paper covered boards. Two or three can be considered early portable pocket sized books, meant for easy personal transport.
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The Christian Minister's Affectionate Advice to a Married Couple, by Rev. James Bean, A.M. c.1830-40, New York, American Tract Society. Silk-moire over ornately blind stamped boards, large oval gilt floral wreath containing gilt title to front cover.All edges gilt.
A Sketch of My Friend's Family, Intended to Suggest Some Practical Hints on Religion and Domestic Manners, by Mrs. Marshall. 1822, Hartford, O. D. Cooke & Sons. Charming 1/4 leather binding, lettered paper covered boards. Three full page wood-cuts.
The Parlour Letter-Writer, and Secretary's Assistant: Consisting of Original Letters on Every Occurrence in Life, Written in a Concise and Familiar Style, and Adapted to Both Sexes. To Which are Added, Complimentary Cards, Wills, Bonds, &c., by R. Turner. 1834, Philadelphia, Desilver Jr. ,Thomas. Period full leather binding, outline ruled in gilt, gilt device with title to spine. Well worn, front cover loose, clearly a book which has seen much handling and consultation. Issued by a famous cartographic firm.
Mary Green, or Consolation in Sorrow, and Encouragement to Sunday School Laborers, by Rev. Hervey Wilbur. 1839, New York, John S. Taylor. Period stamped in blind cloth binding.
The Wrongs of Woman, by Charlotte Elizabeth. 1843, New York, M. W. Dodd. Publishers decoratively blind stamped covers, spine intricately gilt decorated and lettered in period style.
The Ladies Garland. c.1844. Period 1/2 leather binding, marbled boards. lacks title page, begins with page 1. Interesting content, including numerous songs with music, Indian Captive story, aimed at edifying and improving domestic female readers of the era.
Smallest book measures: 4 1/4" H X 3" W.
Largest book measures: 8 3/4" H X 5 3/4" W.
Group along the shelf measures: 4 3/4".