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The Englishwoman's domestic magazine : an illustrated journal containing practical information, instruction and amusement. New Series Vol. VIII- IX
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RB 640.5 ENG/1864
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Includes index.
Includes 10 needlework colour patterns (8 folded), mainly Berlin wool work; lacks needlework plates for January & May 1864; 12 colour fashion plates)
Contents: New Series Vol. VIII no.45 - vol. IX no. 56 (January 1864-December 1864, 12 issues bound as single volume)
Provenance: Inscribed: Jane Mundy, Oct. 8 1868.
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1864
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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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Pattern for a cushion in Berlin wool work, studded with steel buttonsPattern for a drawing-room mat in gilt framePattern for a curtain or table-cover border in Leviathan workPattern for a railway travelling bagPattern for a slipper of the two flags in Berlin wool-workPattern for magenta and white lamp or vase matPattern for a work-table companionPattern for a Windsor what-not in Berlin wool workPattern for an oriental slipper
Abstract:
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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RB 640.5 ENG/1864