Philadelphia, PA. Charles J. Peterson. 1883.
Twelve issues of the monthly magazine bound in half-leather boards 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Front cover hinge broken; cover attached with fabric tape; rear hinge broken but still attached. Spine severely discolored and cracked with loss of leather. Number 83: January to June, 514 pp. Number 84: July to December, 540 pp. Table of Contents for both numbers at front of volume. Illustrated with twelve brightly hand-colored fashion plates, 9 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches when unfolded, as well as colored embroidery and cross-stitch patterns and numerous steel and wood engravings. Contents include fiction and non-fiction, poetry and music, articles on fashion and sewing. Slight toning to color fashion plates the result of steel engravings placed opposite. Spine and front cover issues noted; interior in very good, clean condition. Item #48958