Fine Quarto Hand Colored Lithograph Hymen's Temple Reveals Secret Desire - Wedding Proposal 1840s
A 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" single-fold valentine with intricately embossed fine border design. Large image of hand colored lithograph Heymen's Temple. The verse at base reads "In Hymen's Temple you see above, Sacred to Constancy and Love; Look within and there you'll see What pleases you and pleases me. For there at that holy shrine I will join my hand with thine And may you ne'er live for repent, The day when you gave kind consent." When the door of the temple is opened it reveals a wedding ceremony. Inside page is blank. Condition; overall excellent. Very slight margin toning.
(Inventory #: 24011119)
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