Up for sale is this rare antique 1882 Victorian interior design & floral craft book, Treasures of Use and Beauty; or, Home Attractive. The book is overall in good condition with some signs of wear and age.
It is illustrated with a nice color frontispiece and with several other black and white illustrations. The decorative covers have some mild soiling and wear. The front interior hinge is lightly cracked, but the binding of the book is still good and sound. A previous owner has painted in a portion of two of the illustrations with blue water color. There is some light crinkling to the bottom page corners.
The pages are lightly toned from age with some scattered light soiling and grubbiness. A few pages have a tiny tear to the bottom margin. Along with that there may be the very occasional page with some kind of other minor imperfection such as a light bit of foxing, tiny chip or tear, creased page corner, minor interior crack, etc.Generally though, it's a good copy. The book measures approximately 8 1/2 inches by 6 1/4 inches and is 400 pages long. Please look at all of the photos to further note the condition. The item "Antique 1882 TREASURES OF USE AND BEAUTY Design VICTORIAN HOME DECOR Floral Art" is in sale since Saturday, September 12, 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.