1st edition. 312 pages, blind-embossed leather binding, elaborate gilt design on covers, spine. Features inlaid design with blind embossed title, front and back. Notable for the 4 chromolithographs in front printed by P.S. Duval of Philadelphia, the earliest printed in North America. All edges gilt. Very Good/None. Bookseller Inventory # 601468
Title: Iris, The - An Illuminated Souvenir for ...
Publisher: Lippincott Philadelphia 1850
Publication Date: 1850
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia, 1851. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. An Early American Chromolithograph (illustrator). First Edition. Four chromolithographs and 7 steel engravings, all present as called for on the chromolithographed list of illustrations. This was the first of three annuals, published 1851 to 1853. The content is a mix of poetry, essays and fiction. Authors are mostly women, including Mrs. E.S. Swift, Miss E.W. Barnes, Mrs. Julia Dore, JMrs L.H. Sigourney, Mrs J.J. Williams, Mary Young, Caroline May , Alice Carey and Caroline Eustis , among others. Pages 312. Original full black leather, with gilt lines and elaborate Victorian design on both boards, title blindstamped on the front cover, and in bright gilt on the ornately decorated gilt spine. Some edgewear. All edges gilt, and a fine example of American mid 19th Century binding. Overall very good plus. Hinges tight, and no foxing inside. Bookseller Inventory # 008349