The Josephine Gallery
Edited by Alice and Phoebe Cary
New York: Derby & Jackson,119 Nassau Street - 1859
"Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858"
287 pages - 8 colored illustrations
Up for sale is a fascinating, sometimes amusing, book written 150 years ago with short stories and poetry about Josephine Bonaparte's Royal Court.
The book itself is in overall good condition, tight and well-preserved. The embossed cloth cover has gilt details - there is edge and corner wear to cover. Book is intact, including spine, inside front cover and inside back cover with exception of two of the illustration pages that have been taped back in. There is foxing scattered throughout, especially on the illustration pages and the inside and back inside covers. Book measures 8" x 10"
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