Godey's Lady's Book, 1855 Annual Edition, Antique Book, Pre-civil War For Sale
The Godey's Lady's Book Annual editions are among the favorites of antique book collectors. This 1855 edition, printed just 6 years before the start of the US Civil War, is chock full of the elements that made, and still make, these books so popular: songs, stories, "receipts," clothing patterns, and beautiful color pictures of fashions of the times. The spine of this hardcover book is in fair to poor condition. However, the binding remains intact, and with normal careful handling seems to be firmly intact. There is the expected foxing on the page edges of this book. Printed pages are very readable. The colors in the illustrations remain vivid and beautiful. This is one of 12 antique books we are listing from our family's collection inherited from our mother, who was an avid collector and book lover. We cannot vouch for the storage of the books prior to our ownership, but for the past 5 years they have been carefully stored in our smoke-free, animal-free home. We have not attempted to repair this or any of the other books in our collection. Please take a look at our other 11 listings. We ship all items carefully wrapped in USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes. Buyer pays for shipping. Requests for less expensive shipping, including book rate, will be considered; however, given the fragile nature of antique books, we do not recommend this method. Payment is accepted through PayPal only. We reserve the right to re-list items that have not been paid for within 48 hours. We cannot ship internationally. Thank you so much for your interest in this fine old book!