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The Englishwoman's domestic magazine : an illustrated journal containing practical information, instruction and amusement. Vol. III-IV
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RB 640.5 ENG/1861-62
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Includes index.
Includes 11 needlework colour patterns (8 folded), lacks July 1861; 13 colour fashion plates)
Contents: New Series Vol. III no.13 - vol. IV no. 24 (May 1861-April 1862, 12 issues bound as single volume)
Provenance: Inscribed: Sarah Ann Wright, Kirkstall 1863.
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1861-62
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London : S.O. Beeton
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1 v. (various paginations) : ill., 24 col. plates ; 21 cm.
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monograph
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Design for black velvet and cloth applique sofa-cushion or table cover.Pattern for a bead mat.Pattern for a bead watch-hook.Medallion pattern in Berlin wool-work.Pattern for Christy Minstrels slipper in Berlin wool-work.Pattern for round bead watch-hook in raised leaves.Pattern for a sofa-cushion in Leviathan work.
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The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine (London), published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, began as the first cheap monthly magazine for young middle-class women, with a strong emphasis on practical instruction and useful knowledge such as dressmaking, but only
occasional black and white engravings of French fashions. Domestic management material was written by his wife, Isabella Beeton, and collected as her Book of Household Management in 1861. In 1860 the price increased, and more space was given to fashion and fiction with coloured fashion plates and large fold-out embroidery patterns and less to instructional material, as it was directed to a wealthier and more fashionable readership. Between 1862 and 1864 both shilling and sixpenny editions were issued, the first with a fashion and fiction supplement, but from January 1865 the supplement was absorbed into the magazine. The Parisian fashion plates it imported were by Jules David, first issued in Le Moniteur de la Mode. One was included every month, and when the magazine merged with The Milliner, Dressmaker and Warehouseman's Gazette in 1877, it continued to issue David's plates until it ceased publication in 1881.
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1861-1862
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RB 640.5 ENG/1861-62