The American Keepsake, for 1851; edited by Anna Wilmot [provenance: Thomas W. Grayson]. Anna Wilmot.
The American Keepsake, for 1851; edited by Anna Wilmot [provenance: Thomas W. Grayson]
The American Keepsake, for 1851; edited by Anna Wilmot [provenance: Thomas W. Grayson]
The American Keepsake, for 1851; edited by Anna Wilmot [provenance: Thomas W. Grayson]

The American Keepsake, for 1851; edited by Anna Wilmot [provenance: Thomas W. Grayson]

New York: Cornish, Lamport and Co., 1850. Hardcover. 312 p., engraved frontispiece and 5 leaves of engraved plates; 19 cm. Contemporary full leather with gilt-tooled spine title and elaborate gilt-tooled decoration on spine and both boards. All page edges gilt. Plates are engraved by A. H. Ritchie. Faxon, Literary Annuals, 37. Printed bookplate on front fixed endpaper of Thomas W. Grayson, Meadville, Pa. Thomas W. Grayson (1817-1876) was the owner and editor of The Washington Examiner and, later, The Crawford County Democrat, a weekly paper in Meadville, Pa. Bookplate on back fixed endpaper indicating that this book was given to the Washington County Historical Society by the Grayson estate in 1905. Contents include The Sphinx by Edgar Allan Poe. Very scarce. In Very Good Condition: some loss at head of spine, with sensitive repair; hinges repaired with japanese tissue; without the plate listed as Youth and Age (as issued?); a few pages opened carelessly; occasional light soiling in margins; otherwise, clean and bright. Very Good. Item #007074

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