Crinoline, its Difficulties and Dangers. A Series of Twenty Illustrations from Nature, by "Quiz". Dedicated to the Ladies, by the Publishers. London, Read & Co., Johnson's Court, Fleet Street, no date (about 1850-60).
A striking folded panorama with twenty comic hand coloured lithograph illustrations. Tear to first fold (no loss). As issued in original cloth with blue pictorial label to front cover, very lightly rubbed. Size: 15,5 x 13,3 cm. This is a satirical work about the problems of wearing crinolines. At the time much was written and drawn to criticize the bell shaped crinoline which because of its wide diameter caused some practical problems. Published under the psedunoym "Quiz" which might be Edward Caswall (1814-78). Scarce especially with hand coloured illustrations.
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Book number: 120029
€ 1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1651.92 | £UK 1282.25 | JP¥ 180474]
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