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The Englishwoman's domestic magazine : an illustrated journal containing practical information, instruction and amusement. New Series Vol. V-VI
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RB 640.5 ENG/1862-63
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Includes index.
Includes 11 needlework colour patterns (8 folded), lacks September 1862; 12 colour fashion plates)
Plates bound out of order.
Contents: New Series Vol. V no.25- vol. VI no. 36 (May 1862-April 1863, 12 issues bound as single volume)
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1863
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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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Wreath and bouquet in bead work for a music stoolPattern for a bouquet in Berlin workDesign for a sofa-pillow, footstool, or corner for table-cover bordersOriental design in Berlin wool work for a music stool top or an elbow cushionPattern for a baby's boot embroidered in silkThe Prince of Wales's SlipperPattern for a Leviathan striped ottoman or sofa pillowRound mat in raised wool workWatch pocket in bead workToilet cushion in bead and wool workThe floral slipper
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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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