Bodmer, Karl et al (illus).
Philadelphia. Graham's Magazine. 1850.
Volumes XXXVI and Volume XXXVII. TWO VOLUMES BOUND TOGETHER. Ten hand-colored plates, steel engravings, and mezzotints, iv+418+iv+387pp, 10 x 6 1/2 inches, cloth-covered boards with leather spine and corners, gilt lettered spine (hardbound). Cover worn, 1 x 1/2 inch area of leather loss to tail of spine, previous owner's name stamped in gilt on front cover. Scattered foxing throughout, a few short edge tears, good tight condition. Contains "About Critics and Criticism" by Edgar Allan Poe, George R. Graham's eulogy "The Late Edgar Allan Poe"; plus engraving "Dance of the Mandan Indians," after Karl Bodmer (considerable foxing), a hand-colored plate of a European Oriole, nine fashion plates with hand-color, vignette illustration of Lake Como, Italy. A fascinating view into the home of 1850 with fashion illustrations, Sentimentals, poetry, literature, plus sheet music for various songs. Item #42598