1871 Godey's Lady's Book & Magazine Bound Full Volume Fashion Antique 1164 Pages For Sale1871 GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK & MAGAZINE Bound Full Volume Color Fashion Antique 1164 pgs
Here is a very rare1871 GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK & MAGAZINE Full Annual Volume. This is a bound collection of all of the Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine issues from January 1871 to Decemeber 1871. The book is essentially split into 2parts: Jan. 1871 - June 1871 (Vol. LXXXXII - 584 pages) and July 1871 - Dec. 1871 (Vol. LXXXXIII - 582 pages). It has a total of 1164 pages with the fold-outsapparently counting as multiple pages (these do not have page numbers listed).
There is a table of contents for each 1/2 year segment and then each month beginswith a couple foldouts, a song and then a month's title page along with stories, illustrations, poems, advertisments. Each month seems to have at least 1 foldout andsome of the foldouts are hand colored/tinted. The longer fold-outs measure approx. 23"! I included numerous pictures to show a few examples of the foldouts. The book measures 9.75" x 6" x 2.25" and weighs 3 lbs 2 oz.
Overall the book is in decent shape for being 140+ years old. I only noticed tears on one of the foldouts (the first one picture) and they were at a fold lines. I did NOT go page bypage, but I did not notice any missing pages. Here are what I describe as the big issues:
The spine has separated from the side of the book. This affects the front board and the side/spine board while the back board is still attached to the book.
Through the years most of the foldouts were not properly folded "back" into the back which resulted in new fold lines that weren't really the optimal lines to fit thefoldouts back in the book. This has resulted in some of the foldouts to be slightly sticking out of the book on the top, bottom and edge and over the years causingsome wear to those area.
There are some pages with heavier than normal soiling and spots. I would say these areas are definitely more of the exception than the norm since I would estimate95% of the book is in good condition for a book of this age.
About the last 40 pages have a fold at the top edge of the page. I took a picture to show an example of this. Other than this issue I only noticed a stray page or 2 withfolds at the corners.
Some of the ink from one page shadowed onto the opposite page on some pieces. It's noticeable, but doesn't take away from the viewing pleasure and I would thinkis common to this type of print and paper type coupled with the age of the book.
That's really about it fo the big issues. There is wear to the boards, but no splits. I've taken a bunch of pictures to try and accurately depict the condition and contentsof the book. If you have any question please ask me.
This is an old book that certainly has seen its share of readings and viewings, but I think it's in good shape for its age and can certainly provide months and months ofenjoyment for the lucky buyer.
Please see all of the pictures for more detailed images of the book showing the various condition issues and also showing some of the finer aspects of the book.
This will be packaged with much much care to ensure it arrives in the same shape as it leaves here.
Here is some general historical information from Wikipedia:
Godey's Lady's Book, alternatively known as Godey's Magazine and Lady's Book, was a United States magazine which was published in Philadelphia. It was the most widely circulated magazine in the period before the Civil War. Its circulation rose from 70,000 in the 1840s to 150,000 in 1860. In the 1860s Godey's considered itself the "queen of monthlies".
The magazine was published by Louis A. Godey from Philadelphia for 48 years (1830–1878). Godey intended to take advantage of the popularity of gift books, many of which were marketed specifically to women. Each issue contained poetry, articles, and engravings created by prominent writers and other artists of the time. Sarah Josepha Hale (author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb") was its editor from 1837 until 1877 and only published original, American manuscripts. Although the magazine was read and contained work by both men and women, Hale published three special issues which only included work done by women.
The magazine is best known for the hand-tinted fashion plate that appeared at the start of each issue, which provide a record of the progression of women's dress. Publisher Louis Godey showed off that in 1859, it cost $105,200 to produce the Lady's Book, with the coloring of the fashion-plates costing $8,000. Almost every issue also included an illustration and pattern with measurements for a garment to be sewn at home. A sheet of music for piano provided the latest waltz, polka or galop.
Edgar Allan Poe had one of his earliest short stories "The Visionary" (later renamed "The Assignation") printed in Godey's in 1834. He published several other works: "A Tale of the Ragged Mountains" (April 1844), "The Oblong Box" (September 1844), and "Thou Art the Man" (November 1844), and "The Cask of Amontillado" (1846). Other contributors included Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Washington Irving, James Kirke Paulding, William Gilmore Simms, Nathaniel Parker Willis, and Frances Hodgson Burnett.Payment and ShippingPayment is expected within 3 days of the end of the sale. If for any reason you are not able to make a payment within this period please contact me so that we can work something out.
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