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The Englishwoman's domestic magazine : Vol. 1 & 2
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RB 640.5 ENG/1860-61
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Includes 12 colour fashion plates; 11 (10 folded) colour needlework plates (mostly Berlin wool work); lacks needlework plate for December 1860.
Contents: New Series Vol. 1 no.1 - vol. 2 no. 12 (May 1860-April 1861, 12 issues bound as single volume)
Year:
1860-61
Publication details:
London : S.O. Beeton
Description:
1 v. (various paginations) : ill., 21 col. plates ; 21 cm.
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monograph
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Berlin wool work pattern for a slipperBerlin wool work patternBerlin wool work patternBerlin wool work pattern for a bag.Berlin wool work patternPattern for silk, velvet or satin patchwork.Slipper pattern in Berlin wool work.Oriental slipper patternBerlin wool work pattern for ornamenting a bracketBerlin wool work pattern for ornamenting a bracketBerlin wool work patterns
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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1860-1861
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RB 640.5 ENG/1860-61