A Library in Itself, front page of Godey's Lady's Book, 1857

Adam B. Walter, American, 1820 - 1875
Henry Louis Stephens, American, 1824 - 1882



Wood engraving on paper

Sheet: 9 7/16 × 5 13/16 in. (23.9 × 14.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

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Research Area


Not on view


In plate, top: 1857; in plate, around image: A LIBRARY IN ITSELF / MOTHERS TAKE THE LADY'S BOOK FOR THEIR DAUGHTERS WHOSE MOTHERS TOOK IT FOR THEM; in plate, bottom: GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK; in plate, below image: Engraved by A.B.Walter from an original drawing made expressly for Godeys Ladys Book by H. L. Stephens.


Source unknown; catalogued 2014.

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