Offered here is an opportunity to acquire an ultra rare 1826 small copy of "The Ladies Pocket Magazine" in book form. This is two volumes in one book from the year 1826. It illustrates ladies' interests covering everything from the latest fashion, accessories, places to visit, poetry and much more. This precious book has numerous hand colored fashion plates, black and white illustrations of places to visit, and scenery plates.
It is bound in 3/4 black leather with brown fabric covers. The spine carries decorative tooling to the leather within the five compartments, and gilded lettering. This volume would have belonged to a very wealthy person, as it was most expensive to bind the magazine, let alone in leather.
As a bonus, there are a couple of very old (undated) newspaper clippings tucked into the book. It measures approximately 5 5/8" x 3 3/4".
It is in good condition for being nearly 200 years old. Although there is overall wear to the book, the binding is remarkably sound. The cover corners have bends, there is creasing along the spine, and it appears a small amount of leather chipped away from the top of the spine over time. This appears to have been a treasured read through the centuries.There is foxing and tanning to the pages throughout, a loose page here and there, and some pages have marks and/or folds. Note that this book is missing the first grouping of pages from Volumes I and II. It appears to have been left out by the bindery. Volume I starts with page 15 and Volume II begins with page 4. There are other pages missing here and there also. I will be listing a number of small books, so please check back over the next several days to see my listings for more antiquarian books. The item "1826 LADIES POCKET MAGAZINE MINIATURE LEATHER BOOK, COLOR PLATES, BEFORE GODEY'S" is in sale since Sunday, February 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "heirloomgalleries" and is located in Southwest, USA. This item can be shipped to United States.