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Victorian misogyny a rare title twelve coloured plates ([ 1852 ])
The Beauties of Bloomerism
Date: [ 1852 ]
The Beauties of Bloomerism, by Deborah Dreadnought, Secretary to the Society for promoting “The Rights of Women”, illustrated with twelve brilliantly coloured and speaking likenesses of the leading members of the committee from the designs of W S Reed.
Pub. Ackermann & Co. 1852.
12 hand coloured lithographed plates, each with accompanying verse in rhyming couplets. Shaken, some plates loose in contemporary green morocco with gilt-decorated panels and dentelles. Lacking text leaves 3/4 & 9/10. An elegant if undoubtedly misogynystic satire of the fashion for bloomers, named after Amelia Bloomer who had only introduced the garment in 1851. Slight marking to plate III “The Amazon” and small piece missing from accompanying text. Very rare, records suggest it has not appeared at auction since 1981.
shaken missing two leaves of text.
Offered by Wool House Autographic