[HNW] New book on 1820s clothing, needlework, the toilet, and other topics

Lavolta Press fran at lavoltapress.com
Sun Nov 2 12:15:30 PST 2008


After seven years of work, our new title The Lady's Stratagem: A 
Repository of 1820s Instructions for the Toilet, Mantua-Making, 
Stay-Making, Millinery & Etiquette is now available. Topics which may be 
of particular interest to this list include an entire manual on 
stay-making and a substantial chapter from a different source, both 
translated from French for the first time; likewise for mantua-making; 
unusually early instructions for knitting a variety of garments and 
accessories in addition to stockings; a large chapter of millinery 
instructions, including 52 trimmings; 25 embroidery patterns; and 
substantial information on the toilet, wardrobe planning, clothing care 
and storage, and laundry.

The book specs are:

The Lady's Stratagem: A Repository of 1820s Directions for the Toilet, 
Mantua-Making, Stay-Making, Millinery & Etiquette
Edited, translated, and with additional material by Frances Grimble
8 1/2" x 11" quality paperback
755 pages
98 line drawings, 36 halftones
Glossary, bibliography, and index
ISBN: 978-0-9636517-7-8
LCCN: 2008920010

More information, a color image of the cover, and a PDF of the table of 
contents are available on our website, http://www.lavoltapress.com.

Frances Grimble
Lavolta Press





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