London: Printed by B. Crosby and Co. Stationers' Court, Ludgate Street; and sold by All Booksellers, 1811.
First edition. 4 hand-colored stipple-engraved plates by James Hopwood after H. Corbould, J. Swan and Son, Printers, 76 Fleet Street. 241 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full red polished calf by Bayntun, Bath, uncut. Bookplate and small blind stamp on title page. Near fine Hiler p. 618; Colas 2065 (French ed.); Lipperheide 3252 (French ed.). Item #236435
Scarce Regency-era woman's manual addressing proper female dress, deportment, and cosmetics.
" ... Let me hasten to recommend to you, a publication at this time in much request, and which possesses much unique merit. It is entitled The Mirror of the Graces; or, The English Ladies'[sic] Costume. You will really be pleased with the book ... This book teaches the art of combining a delicate taste with a correct judgment, without either aiding our vanities, or infringing on our duties ... Read this work, with attention, it is really excellent of its order." --ACKERMANN'S REPOSITORY, Volume 5, #29, May 1811.
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