Lot 1188: THE MIRROR OF THE GRACES OR THE ENGLISH LADY'S COSTUME 1813 Antique Clothing & Dress History Great Britain Hand-Colored Fashion Plates
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Mirror of the Graces; Or, the English Lady's Costume. Combining and Harmonizing Taste and Judgment, Elegance and Grace; Modesty, Simplicity and Economy, with Fashion in Dress; And Adapting the Various Articles of Female Embellishments to Different Ages, Forms, and Complexions; To the Seasons of the Year, Rank, and Situation in Life: With Useful Advice on Female Accomplishments, Politeness and Manners; The Cultivation of the Mind and the Disposition and Carriage of the Body: Offering Also the Most Efficacious Means of Preserving Beauty, Health, and Loveliness. The Whole According with the General Principles of Nature and Rules of Propriety. By a Lady of Distinction, Who Has Witnessed, and Attentively Studied, What Is Esteemed, Truly Graceful and Elegant amongst the Most Refined Nations of Europe
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Published by I. Riley
City: New York
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxi/226 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6"
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt ruling to the covers and gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. The exterior is significantly rubbed, with small loss to the head of the spine. The binding is sound. A previous owner's armorial bookplate appears on the front paste-down. The volume's interior displays scattered foxing and soiling, and is illustrated with a color frontispiece and color plate, depicting women's fashions of the day.
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