839: Thirteen Volumes Of Ladies' Magazines
Thirteen Volumes of Georgian to Victorian Ladies' Magazines, most with hand-colored fashion plates, including eight volumes of the Lady's Monthly Museum; or Polite Repository of Amusement and Instruction (London: Vernor & Hood), vols. II-III, V, VII-VII, XI, XIV-XVI (1799-1806), with approximately ninety-six color plates total, in brown half leather with marbleized paper boards, the spine with red title panel and volume cartouche, with gilt lettering and ruling (vol. III in later brown half leather with textured paper boards and gilt lettering on the spine), 7-1/2" x 4", one volume of the later Ladies' Museum (London: Dean & Murray), vol XXIV (1826), with twelve color plates, in red half leather with marbleized paper baords, the spine with gilt lettering and decoration, 7-3/4" x 4", two volumes of the Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance (London: George Henderson), vols. I (1838) and III (1840), with 48 hand-colored plates total, in brown half leather with marbleized boards, the spine with tan panels and gilt lettering, 6-1/2" x 4-1/4", one volume of the Ladies' Companion and Literary Expositor (New York: W. W. Snowden), vol. XX (Oct 1843-May 1844), with twelve hand-colored fold-out plates, in brown half leather with marbleized boards, the spine with gilt lettering and ruling, 10" x 6-3/4", and a later volume of the Ladies' Cabinet (London: George Vickers), vol. XVII (Jan-Jun 1852), with six black-and-white fashion plates, in brown full textured cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, 8-1/2" x 5-3/4".
All but one of the bindings are heavily scuffed and worn, but the fashion plates themselves are in generally good condition. Lady's Monthly Museum: One volume with detached board, another with vertical split to the spine and text block. All with significant cracking and flaking, except for volume III (the later binding). Three volumes (III, VIII & XVI) with extensive foxing to text and plates; the other five considerably better. Ladies' Museum: Front board, flyleaf and title pages detached. Spine detached but present (lacking top panel). Moderate foxing throughout. A rough volume. Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion: Spine and front board detached from text block. First quire detached and split. Pencil marks in front board interior; owner's signature in ink on free front endpaper recto. Light foxing. Fashion plates generally good, one or two with slight ghost image transfer due to missing glassine. Ladies' Companion: Heavy scuffing with some splitting, but boards and spine still attached. Pencil marks and library bookplate (dated 1881) on flyleaf recto. Heavy foxing, with diagonal water stain along the lower edge of each page, 2" at edge to 1/2" at gutter. Note: no color plates. Ladies' Cabinet: Slight bumps at upper and lower edges of spine, but otherwise fine. Pencil marks on both sides of flyleaf and interior rear board. Minimal foxing. Plates vibrant, but most with rolled, lightly worn edges due to improper folding.