Title: BALLS Health Preserving CORSET is the best ...
Chicago: Chicago Corset Co., n.y. [ca. 1880s]. Single heavy stock card. 3" X 4 3/4". Very good. Mild bit of quite minor soiling. Color lithograph on recto depicts a Victorian parlor with a white-haired granny seated reading the "Morning News" featuring the headline cited above. One child clutching a book sits next to her, another stands behind her reading over her shoulder, and two white puppies are seated by her feet -- the picture of domestic bliss. The all-text verso proclaims "Guarantee," which states: "Any Lady purchasing one of BALL's Coiled Spring Elastic Section CORSETS can return it, after wearing it three weeks, to the dealer from whom it was bought, if not found Perfectly Satisfactory in Every Respect." This colorful card has been handsomely free-floated against a blue matte and framed in a ½" ornate gilt frame (overall dimensions 5¼" X 7") with a copy of the all-text verso mounted on the back of the frame. Bookseller Inventory # 28804
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Store Description: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.