Lot 96
Sarah Annie Frost The Art of Dressing Well.

Estimate: $250 - $350

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Sarah Annie FROST. The Art of Dressing Well. A complete guide to economy, style, and propriety of costume . . . to which are added one hundred hints for dressing well. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, [copyright: 1870]. 12mo (6 9/16 x 4 ¼ inches; 167 x 108mm). [1-]6-158 +18pp. publisher’s advertisements at the rear. (Light old dampstain to the upper and/or lower margins of about half the book). Original cream paper wrappers, printed in light brown, both covers with the title and decorative surround in printed in black, with touches of cream showing through, backstrip lettered in black (small splits to joints, head of backstip a trifle chipped).

Generally excellent condition: includes chapters on color in relation to complexion, materials of dress, jewelry, morning dresses, out door dresses, wedding dresses, dinner dresses, evening dresses, sea-side dress, mourning; how to make a dress, laces, muslin, fine linen, and furs; gloves, boots, silks and velvet, management of the hair, care of the complexion and hands, dentifrice and lip slaves, etc.

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