Milano: Con Tipi di Giovanni Pirotta, 1828. First edition. Large folding plate, partly hand-colored, of women's hats, and patterns for making hats and gloves. Binding extremities rubbed with some light scuffing and soiling to boards. Folding plate has a minor dampstain, light foxing, and toning. Slight foxing throughout, else a very good copy of a scarce book, clean and tight. Contemporary marbled brown boards with a gilt-lettered cloth spine. Twelvemo. 6" x 3 3/4." 198 pp. Item #16316
This is a comprehensive guide to women's fashions, with substantial sections on making hats, gloves, bracelets, garters, hair ornaments, etc. There is also a chapter on the proper care for women's furs.
OCLC lists only three copies (University of Chicago, Bryn Mawr College, and the Victoria and Albert Museum).