1855. Item #86976
[PERIODICAL]. HALE, Sarah J., and Louis A. GODEY. GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK AND MAGAZINE. VOL. LI.--FROM JANUARY TO DECEMBER, 1855. Philadelphia: Published by Louis A. Godey, 1855. Each monthly issue has a colored plate from an ongoing series labeled "Godey's unrivaled colored fashions" that showcase contemporary women's styles, an embroidery pattern that is printed in blue, and many other black and white plates illustrating a variety of subjects, from animals to fashion to a series on learning to draw. 572 pp.; 574 pp. Two octavo volumes in matching contemporary bindings of black quarter calf with purple and black marbled boards. Ink ownership on ffep. in both volumes. Bindings are moderately scuffed, especially on spines, yet sound. Old tape repair to page 373. A clean and lovely copy within, showing only occasional light foxing. Very good overall.