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Lithographed Valentine of Handsome Couple with Hand Coloring

Note Cupid is at the ready seated on the fence moving the relationship along.

[United Kingdom]: 1840s. Lithographed Valentine with hand coloring, depicting a handsome couple against a rural countryside town backdrop, and with verse below: "Licensed by Valentines Saint, / Our sex on this day may reveal / The hopes, and the fears, and the plaints, / That on others they're forced to conceal. / That I love you I freely confess, / That my heart I have given to thee, / That my hand shall accompany the rest / When you ask the said offering of me."

Bifolium (9" by 7.5"), lithographed image and verse, with hand coloring. Very good to near-fine. Light toning, faint sunning where previously framed. Minor finger soiling to lower leaf.

Price: $275.00

Item #50218223

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