American Society Queens 1867 Ellet lovely gift leather book 13 portrait engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[American Society, Women in History, American History, Decorative Leather Binding].
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Queens of American Society, by Mrs. Ellet.
Published 1867, New York by Charles Scribner and Company.
464 pages. Contains 13 steel engraved portraits beautifully printed on delicate India paper and mounted to heavy backing sheets as issued by the publisher, all but frontis still protected by original tissue guards.
Period full leather binding, raised bands, gilt lettered title, compartments embossed in blind leaf pattern, covers stamped in blind, cover title gilt lettered, beautiful marbled end papers, all edges gilt.
Head of spine slightly chipped, but binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior clean and free of spotting. Retains a beautiful shelf appearance.
Outstanding mid-19th century work focusing on the powerful women of the early Republic. Contains biographies of many women both famous and today forgotten. A fascinating look at women in upper class American society in the early years of the Republic.
Book measures: 9" H X 6" W.