The Valentine & Its Origins. Frank Staff.

The Valentine & Its Origins.

New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, 1969. First American edition. Hardcover. 11.25" x 8.75". 144pp. Red cloth hardcover with dust wrapper. Ownership sticker on first leaf, else fine condition. Dust jacket is heavily edge worn and has several tape repairs. Illustrated with color and black and white photographs of valentines cards throughout history. Chapter headings include; The Origins, 18th-Century Development, Regency Elegance, 'The Golden Era', Jonathan King: Esther Howland, Later Victorian Era and Decline and Revival. Item #11664

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