Up for sale is this lovely antique 1862 bound volume of, The New Monthly Belle Assemblee; A Magazine of Literature and Fashion. The book is beautifully illustrated with 12 hand colored fashion plates, 12 black and white engravings, and a few black and white in-text illustrations. It is overall in very good condition with some minor signs of wear and age.The volume contains all of the issues for the year 1862, though only the title page and table of contents pertaining to the first 6 months were bound in. The covers have some mild scuffing and wear with a little bit of corner wear and edge wear. The back interior hinge is lightly cracked, but the binding of the book is still good and strong. One plate has a very small chip out of its bottom corner which does not affect the image. A few plates have some very small fold line tears less than an inch in length. A small amount of the text pages have a small marginal chip or tear; the longest tear is about 2 inches in length. There is a period name inscription to the front flyleaf.
The interior is lightly toned from age but is mostly nice and clean with just some occasional scattered light foxing. Along with that there may be the very occasional page with some kind of other imperfection such as a creased page corner, light bit of soiling or grubbiness, creased page corner, etc. Generally though, it's a nice copy.Measures approximately 9 3/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches. Please look at all of the photos to further note the condition. The item "Antique 1862 BELLE ASSEMBLEE Bound Lady's Magazine HAND COLORED FASHION PLATES" is in sale since Thursday, July 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
The seller is "nevermore_antiques_and_books" and is located in Wallingford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.