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Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine, Vol LII, from January to June 1856; Vol LIII, from July to December, 1856
Philadelphia.: Louis A Godey., 1856. Hard cover. Good. Light edge wear. Boards starting to separate. Age-toning. Minor soiling, foxing at ends. Illustrations intact.. Various 19th century illustrators.. 1 572 + 572 p. Includes illustrations. Dark brown leather over spine and 4 corners. Lighter brown leather over boards. Ribbed spine w/ gold titles, decoration, Front custom red leather title box: E.L. McLaughlin (of New Hampshire). Annual monthly periodical compilation for one year. Godey's Lady's Book was a popular 19th century magazine offering fiction and non-fiction articles, suggestions for managing a home, lithographs, steel plate etchings in color and black&white of fashions, with other illustrated plates. Pen&Ink line drawings as well. Music scores; Hand arts patterns; Nature studies; Serial fiction. Editor Sarah Josepha Hale, from Newport NH, became in widowhood the first editor of a magazine in America, at that same employment for more than 4 decades. She championed education for women, the establishment of a national Thanksgiving Day, and early on, raising funds in Boston to complete the stalled Bunker Hill Monument. Multiple authors, contributors.
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