Feminine Beauty 1837 rare book hand color fashion plates transformationBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Female Beauty, as Preserved an Improved by Regimen, Cleanliness and Dress, Mrs. A. Walker. 1837, London, Thomas Hurst.
With 12 plates (complete as issued), 11 of which are hand colored, ten of which have peek-a-boo cut-out overlay sheets (so twenty plates) which transform the image beneath to illustrate the beauty concept described.
Poor condition. Covers detached, text block broken into two major sections. Complete with all plates and transformational cut-out overlays as issued.
Still, a remarkable and fascinating historical work with great fashion illustrations.
Book measures: 7 1/2" H X 5 1/2" W.