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The Iris: An Illuminated Souvenir for MDCCCLI (1851)

Author: Hart, John S. (Professor)
Price: $300.00
Publisher Location: Philadelphia
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo & Co.
Year Published: 1851
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Binding: Full-Leather
Edition: First Edition
Four chromolithographs and 7 steel engravings, all present as called for on the chromolithographed list of illustrations. This was the first of three annuals, published 1851 to 1853. The content is a mix of poetry, essays and fiction. Authors are mostly women, including Mrs. E.S. Swift, Miss E.W. Barnes, Mrs. Julia Dore, JMrs L.H. Sigourney, Mrs J.J. Williams, Mary Young, Caroline May , Alice Carey and Caroline Eustis , among others. Pages 312. Original full black leather, with gilt lines and elaborate Victorian design on both boards, title blindstamped on the front cover, and in bright gilt on the ornately decorated gilt spine. Some edgewear. All edges gilt, and a fine example of American mid 19th Century binding. Overall very good plus. Hinges tight, and no foxing inside.
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