Female Beauty, as Preserved and Improved by Regimen, Cleanliness and Dress; and Especially by the Adaptation, Colour and Arrangement of Dress, as Variously Influencing the Forms, Complexion, & Expression of Each Individual, and Rendering Cosmetic Impositions Unnecessary.
Walker, Mrs. A. Revisions by Sir Anthony Carlisle.
Used / Hardcover
Thomas Hurst 1837
8vo. 19.5 by 12 cm. xxxvi, 432 pp. 12 plates, all but one hand-colored, and ten of these can really be counted as two plates, with a top plate with a peek-a-boo window on an overlay leaf, allowing an underlying head to serve two contrasting costumes or modes of dress. The frontis plate is mounted onto a leaf with a restored corner -- the corner had neatly snapped off. Slight dryness to spine, and a few minor rub spots on the edge of the binding. Otherwise, clean, tight copy.