Philadelphia: Charles J. Peterson, 1864. Hardcover. 8vo. Half-leather over pebbled boards. Leather to boards (spine and corners) ruled in gilt. 4 raised bands (5 compartments) to spine, with name of magazine, year, a floral design within 2 compartments, and the name of the subscriber (Mrs. R. J. Chewning) in gilt, to bottom of spine. Mrs. Chewning was married to R.J. Chewning, R. J. Chewning, "a state representative from Farmington, and a member of the Military Affairs, Agriculture and Manufactures, and State Prison Committees..." (online city history of Farmington, Minnesota).
This book is loaded with COLOR foldouts of ladies' fashions, stories (Like "Miss Hepzibah's Parrot", in this issue), music, sewing patterns, etc. And usually the well-off, Parisian-influenced ladies' pictures are in full color, whilst the waifs and homeless
are done in simple black and white etchings. VERY GOOD PLUS. Item #84657
Material from twelve individual issues bound in one volume. From 1848 to 1892, Peterson offered this literary and fashion magazine which was later purchased and combined with other publications to become Argosy Magazine. Contents of Peterson's Magazine included reviews of new books, horticultural information, Our New Cook-Book, fashions for ladies and children, literary selections, poetry, needlework designs and patterns, musical selections, and advertising.
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