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Compendium of Dress and Adornment-1860
By Kathryn Cieszki and Carol Paulson

In this volume are four magazines of 1860, collected into one; Arthur's Home Magazine, Godey's Ladies Book and Magazine, Harper's Home Magazine, and Peterson's Magazine. These articles offer a glimpse into what the fashionable ladies of the era read and used as guidance for fashion and comportment. Also included are articles and tidbits from other contemporaneous books and magazines presenting the mores and modes of the era.

Along with the fashion articles, you will find the monthly fashion illustrations, most notably, the color fashion plates. All plates have been scanned and enlarged to fit the 8 ½ by 11-inch page, making details more perceptible. Most black and white illustrations are likewise larger. All articles are re-typed into a clear readable text.

Each monthly introduction includes some mention of world and United States events that may influence fashion trends.

Acquiring original volumes containing this information one could pay up to $400.00 per book, as these collections become rare and more desirable to re-enactors, fashion designers and historians. Often the books have some or all of the color fashion plates missing. In our Compendium you get all the women’s fashion information, full color fashion plates, with descriptions and most of the black and white fashion illustrations. Complete with glossary, in a clear, logical format. We also included relevant articles from contemporaneous books on fashion and comportment originally published in 1860.

336 pages, spiral bound. Published by Geezerettes Publishing Company, LLC, Muskego Wisconsin, 2013.

To order your copy of "The Compendium of Dress and Adornment
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Wisconsin residents sales tax is 5.1% .

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Compendium of Dress and Adornment-1860 Four fashion books in one- Arthurs, Godeys, Harpers and Petersons

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  • Materials: Plastic overleaf, Coverstock, Metal spiral bound, 28 lb paper, Glossary, Index, Appendix, high quality
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