The Ladies' Repository, and gatherings of the west. A monthly periodical devoted to literature and religion. L. L. Hamline, Rev., Edward Thompson and B. F. Tefft later, D. D.

The Ladies' Repository, and gatherings of the west. A monthly periodical devoted to literature and religion

Cincinnati: published by J. F. Wright and L. Swormstedt for the Methodist Episcopal Church [later, Cincinnati and New York: L. Swormstadt and J. H. Power], 1841-51. Large 8vo, volumes I-XI complete, (the periodical ran to 1876); custom full red morocco with elaborate gilt decorations on cover and spines, a.e.g., the binding with the name "Emeline S. Morton" (later, "Emma Morton") (1812 - 1890) in gilt on the upper covers; vol. X with an oil stain on the front, the whole slightly rubbed, moderate occasional foxing but in all a very good, attractive set with 138 engraved plates (2 hand-colored), many exclusively done for The Ladies' Repository and unique to this publication, by a variety of artists. An influential and long-running American periodical, with numerous articles by and about women. The woman subscriber, Emeline S. Morton, was the grandmother of Joy Sterling Morton. At the back of each volume is the small rubberstamp of Joy Morton, Lisle, (Illinois), founder of the Morton Salt Co, Chicago, and of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle; and Paul Morton, Secretary of the Navy under President Theodore Roosevelt from 1904 to 1905. Item #51157

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