Godey's Lady's Book 1869 complete 12 color fashion plates leather book A+Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Fashion Illustration- Women's Studies in Nineteenth Century America.
Godey's Lady's Book.
1869. pp. 552. Complete.
With 12 folding engraved hand colored fashion plates; plus a profusion of other illustrations, including numerous full page steel engravings, wood engravings, line drawings, color tinted lithographs, in-text illus, etc.
Period 19th century 1/4 leather binding, gilt raised bands, marbled endpapers, covers not bound in as typical.
Twelve months comprising the entire year for 1869 (Jan-Dec.).
Apparently complete as issued, no evidence of any removal or loss of anything.
Sound, tight condition, splendid condition, much nicer than typical for a book type that is often encountered falling apart or defective in various ways. Leather remains supple, book is clean, gilt bright, near exceptional example.
Book measures: 9 5/8" H X 6 1/2" W.