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The World of Fashion and Continental Feuilletons, a Monthly Publication Dedicated to High Life, Fashionables, Fashions, Polite Literature, Fine Arts, the Operas, Theatres, Embellished with London & Parisian Fashions and Costumes of all Nations

A nice volume of up-to-the-minute French fashions of the mid-nineteenth century. The World of Fashion and Continental Feuilletons (London) was a monthly magazine with a wide circulation, like La Belle Assemblée, published by John Bell.

Published
London: Mr. Bell, 1838-42.
References
Hiler Bibliography of Costume p. 626; Lipperheide 4606
Plates
182
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Mr. Bell, 1838-42.
Ref
184

Two Volumes. Quarto. With 207 engraved copper plates (182 hand-coloured) manuscript list of plates in volume one and an engraved title in each volume. Bound together in half crimson morocco and cherry silk moiré by Henry Young & Sons of Liverpool. Spines with elaborate gilt in compartments & top edges gilt. Boards slightly bowed some foxing and/or age-toning to a couple of plates (mainly affecting blank rectos) but overall a luscious copy. This unique set was, in fact a carefully compiled personal collection of Victorian fashion plates - all taken from "The World of Fashion and Continental Feuilletons between the years 1838-40". The owner, who took great pains to arrange the plates into categories including morning & evening dresses, fancy ball dresses & wedding attire, and millinery & headdresses, had this set specially bound. Each volume includes a carefully chosen frontispiece and an original engraved title page from The World of Fashion (vol. XV. January-December 1838 & vol. XVII January-December 1840.) This periodical which appeared monthly from 1824-91, was quite popular and helped set the standard for fashion during the Victorian period. Of particular interest are the plates depicting the coronation and procession of Queen Victoria at Westminster Abbey the christening of the Prince of Wales, together with the portraits of such notables as The Duchess of Sutherland; Lady Seymour the Duchess of Somerset (who was crowned Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament of 1839) and the famous actress and opera singer Madame Vestris - but to name a few! Coloured plates in order: Volume 1. 1. Frontispiece. Peeresses in their Robes - to be worn at the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. 2. Dresses worn at the Christening of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales 3. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Walking Dresses. 4. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1839. Evening & Walking Dresses. 5. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Walking Dresses. 6. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1839. Walking Dresses. 7. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1839. Walking Dresses. 8. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1839. Walking Dresses. 9. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Morning Dresses. 10. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1836. Morning Dresses. 11. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Morning Dresses. 12. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1837. Morning Dress & Fashionable Millinery. 13. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Morning Dresses. 14. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Morning Dresses. 15. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Morning Dresses. 16. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Morning Dresses. 17. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Morning Dresses. 18. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Morning Dresses. 19. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Morning Dresses. 20. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Morning Dresses. 21. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Morning Dresses. 22. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Morning Dresses. 23. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. 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The Last & Newest London & Paris Fashions, 1840. Morning & Dinner Dresses. 140. The Last & Newest Fashions 1840. Evening Dresses. 141. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Evening & Opera Dresses. 142. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Evening Dresses. 143. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Evening Dresses. 144. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Evening Dresses. 145. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Evening Dresses. 146. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Evening Dresses. 147. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Evening Dresses. 148. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Evening Dresses. 149. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Evening Dresses. 150. The Last & Newest London & Paris Fashions, 1840. Evening Dresses. 151. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Evening Dresses. 152. The Last & Newest London & Paris Fashions, 1842. Evening Dresses. 153. The Last & Newest London & Paris Fashions, 1842. Evening Dresses. 154. The Last & Newest London & Paris Fashions, 1842. Evening Dresses. 155. 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Morning & Wedding Dresses. 170.The Last & Newest London & Paris Fashions, 1842. Morning & Wedding Dresses. 171. Fancy Ball Dresses (Egyptian / Duchess / Sultana). 172. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Fancy Costume & Evening Dresses. 173. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Fancy & Evening Dresses. 174. The Last & Newest London & Paris Fashions, 1840. Sea Side Dresses. 175. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1838. Evening & Head Dresses. 176. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1839. Morning & Fashionable Head Dresses. 177. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Evening & Fashionable Head Dresses. 178. The Last & Newest London & Paris Fashions, 1840. Millinery & Fashionable Head Dresses. 179. The Last & Newest Fashions, 1840. Millinery & Fashionable Head Dresses. (ink marks) 180. The Last & Newest London & Paris Fashions, 1840. Millinery & Fashionable Head Dresses. 181. The Last & Newest London & Paris Fashions, 1842. Millinery & Fashionable Head Dresses. 182. 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