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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

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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
Printed for B. Crosby and Co., 1811
[xiii], [1], [11]-17, [1], [9]-241, [7] p., [3] leaves of plates (col.) : 18 cm.

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Contents

[Cover]

[Frontispiece] Plate 3. Evening dresses, p. Plate 3

[Title page] The mirror of the graces; or, the English lady's costume, pp. [i]-[ii]

Preface, pp. [iii]-[viii]

Contents, pp. [ix]-xxiii [xiii] ff.

Description of the plates, pp. [11]-17 ff.

Preliminary observations on the subject, pp. [9]-19

General remarks on the manners and fashions of the past and present times, pp. 20-25

On the female form, pp. 26-41

The same subject, of female beauty, more explicity [sic] considered, pp. 42-58 ff.

Plate 1. Morning or domestic dresses, p. Plate 1

General thoughts on dress and personal decoration, pp. 59-84

On the peculiarities of dress, with reference to the station of the wearer, pp. 85-105

On the detail of dress, p. 106

Plate 2. Carriage or Promenade dresses, pp. Plate 2 ff.

[On the detail of dress cont'd], pp. 107-124

Plate 4. Opera or full dresses, pp. Plate 4 ff.

[On the detail of dress cont'd], pp. 125-137

On deportment, pp. 138-153

Peculiarities in carriage and demeanour, pp. 154-173

On the management of the person in dancing, and in the exercise of other female accomplishments, pp. 174-202

Continuation of the same subject, pp. 203-211

Conclusion, pp. 212-216

Recipes, useful and ornamental, pp. [217]-234

Notes explanatory, pp. 235-241 ff.

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