1892 First Edition Elsie At Viamede by Martha Finley
$35.00 plus shipping
This is a wonderful rare first edition antique book by Martha Finley titled Elsie At Vaimede, part of The Elsie Book series, published by Dodd, Mead and Company of New York, copyright 1892. The first page has a couple of light pencil marks on the upper right corner and few minor marks, the rest of the pages have very little, or no discoloration. All the pages are strong and intact, the binding is not loose in any way. The front is maroon cloth board hardcover embossed with pansies and butterflies and gold gilt letters on the spine. The only visible damage is a very tiny bit of fraying to the top spine edge, and a 1.75 inch cut on the spine, that is pretty clean and probably easily repaired. The cover needs a bit of cleaning, but it looks like most of the marks would come off it someone knew how to do it. I am also listing another Elsie book in this series. I am no expert on antiques books, but I have tried to describe this as nearly as I can.