BEAUTY IN DRESS, by Miss Oakey - 1881


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A VERY GOOD 19th century volume, tightly bound in gilt and inked cloth boards, complete with foldout pattern securely maintained in the pocket of the rear pastedown. Used. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: Please see detailed condition and more photos in description. AS IS

Beauty in Dress

by Miss Oakey

Very scarce with bodice pattern in back pocket. A fascinating little book that matches apparel according to hair color with chapters on redheads, blonde and women with grey hair. It also discusses how to dress for a fancy ball, shoes and composition and children's dress. 196 pages followed by a list of books for the household. 4.75" by 6.5". 

Published by Harper & Brother. New York, NY. 1881. 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Gilt decorated covers are covered in teal cloth with minor scuffing to the finish and a stain to the front. 
  • Corners are bumped. 
  • Spine has gilt lettering and design detail with additional inked details and bumped, scuffed ends. 
  • Binding is tight. 
  • Front pastedown bears faint writing in ink with additional faint white stains to whole endpaper. 
  • Interior is lightly age-toned. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges are slightly darkened with faint foxing. 
  • Foldout bodice pattern is present and shows foxing that can be seen to the front and rear. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Hardcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Reference
Topic: Fashion
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Year Printed: 1881
Place of Publication: New York NY
Author: Miss Oakey
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
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