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 complexion, 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

  • 1811
London: Printed for B. Crosby and Co.
  • Pages xi-xiii misnumbered xxi-xxiii.; Notes: p. 235-241.

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The English lady's costume
London: Printed for B. Crosby and Co.
Description of Original
[xiii], [1], [11]-17, [1], [9]-241, [7] pages, [3] leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
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  1. [Cover]
  2. Plate 3. Evening dresses
  3. [Title Page]
  4. Preface
  5. Contents
  6. Description of the plates
  7. Preliminary observations on the subject
  8. General remarks on the manners and fashions of the past and present times
  9. On the female form
  10. The same subject, of female beauty, more explicity [sic] considered
  11. Plate 1. Morning or domestic dresses
  12. General thoughts on dress and personal decoration
  13. On the peculiarities of dress, with reference to the station of the wearer
  14. On the detail of dress
  15. Plate 2. Carriage or Promenade dresses
  16. Plate 4. Opera or full dresses
  17. On deportment
  18. Peculiarities in carriage and demeanour
  19. On the management of the person in dancing, and in the exercise of other female accomplishments
  20. Continuation of the same subject
  21. Conclusion
  22. Recipes, useful and ornamental
  23. Notes explanatory
  24. [Cover]