SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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Cendrillon. Journal des Petites Demoiselles. Recueil initiatif a tous les Travaux, que doivent connaitre les Demoiselles...

A pair of mid-nineteenth century volumes displaying the latest French fashions for ladies.

Published
Paris: A. Goubaud & Bruxelles: Bruylant-Christophe & Cie, 1861-1863
Plates
27
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
Paris: A. Goubaud & Bruxelles: Bruylant-Christophe & Cie, 1861-1863
Ref
32

Ladies' fashion magazines from the 19th century. 24 issues in 2 vols. 4to. Contemp. half cloth with marbled boards. Title in gilt to the spine along with flat gilt bands. Some wear to boards. Some minor foxing throughout. With 23 full-page hand-coloured lithographed costume-plates, of which 4 are double-page, three hand-coloured plates and six folding plates on coloured paper with patterns of needlework, and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text, partly on needlework, partially illustrating the stories, fables, etc. 288; 288 pp. Two complete years of a popular, richly illustrated Ladies monthly on fashion and needlework, together with some amusing and instructive stories, and a riddle at the end! The years run from November to October, but here the two first issues of 1861 are bound at the end of 1862. All costume plates, finely coloured by hand, include costumes of small children, and the four double-page plates are entirely on children's costumes. Both volumes are fully and richly illustrated, but that all plates are present cannot be guaranteed. Good copies. Bindings slightly rubbed, slightly loosening the spine and a couple of plates themselves. Coloured plates in order: Volume 1862. 1. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies, one seated with a fan and a bouquet, one standing. 2. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies enter a drawing-room, one dressed in a blue dress and the other in a pink dress. 3. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies, one seated and one standing, looking at a young girl reading a book in front of them. 4. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies, one with her back turned, with a young girl beside them. 5. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies and a young girl standing in the house's garden glimpsed in the background. 6. [Not captioned] A double-page plate of six children posing in the latest fashions. 7. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies, one with a small bouquet of flowers in her hand, gazing at a girl in front of them, also with a small bouquet. 8. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies and a young girl posing in the latest fashions, with a cliff and a town scene as a backdrop. 9. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies and a young girl posing before a mirror in a drawing-room. 10. [Not captioned] A very delicate lace design, perhaps for a shawl? 11. [Not captioned] A lady in a wedding dress, another lady (mother?) and a small young girl. 12. [Not captioned] A double-page plate depicting young children's fashions of the day. 13. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies, one of which is receiving a gift-wrapped present from a young girl. Volume 1863. 14. [Not captioned] A double-page plate depicting young children's fashions. 15. [Not captioned] A delicate lace embroidery design for a castle (folding). 16. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies, one in a pink dress and the other in a black and white dress, together with a young girl in an attractive blue dress beside them. 17. [Not captioned] A lady is seated with a young girl sitting upon her knee. Another lady looks on. 18. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies, one in a wedding dress with a young girl in a pretty scarlet dress. 19. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies, the one who has her back turned, is holding the hand of a young girl. 20. [Not captioned] A double-page plate depicting older and younger children's fashion of the day. One adolescent young lady is in a possible wedding dress. 21. [Not captioned] A decorative lace embroidery design. 22. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies in the country, with a young girl holding a butterfly net. 23. [Not captioned] A lady with two young children at the seaside. 24. [Not captioned] Damaged slim lace embroidery design (folding). 25. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies and a young girl posing at the seaside. 26. [Not captioned] A pair of ladies, together with a young girl posing in the grounds of a house. 27. [Not captioned] A young lady in a wedding dress, flanked by another lady and a young girl.