Lady's Book 1860 Shepard beautiful blue cloth gilt stamped & wood cuts advertisingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Lady's Almanac for 1860.
1860, Boston, by Shepard, Clark, & Brown.c.130 pp. Damrell & Moore, printers and book binders.
Publishers blue cloth, embossed in blind decorations and rules, large central pictorial gilt stamp to front cover (rear cover block stamped with same device in blind). All edges gilt, ten full page wood cut illustrations, numerous smaller wood cuts throughout. Green paper advertising end papers, numerous ads at rear.
Packed with all types of anecdotes, advice and factual information for women of this era, in a binding created specifically to appeal to them.
Binding light scuffed, tiny stains at spine ends, overall gilt remains bright, cloth clean, binding sound, tight and with fine age patina. A charming looking little pocket sized gift book from the middle of the 19th century.
Book measures: 4 1/2" H X 3" W.