Victorian misogyny a rare title twelve coloured plates ([ 1852 ])

Deborah Dreadnought

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. The pages shaken, detaching from binding, some plates loose in contemporary green morocco with gilt-decorated panels and dentelles. Some pages with grubbiness. The covers with couple marks/rubbed areas, spine rubbed, corners scuffed but still pretty decent shape. 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. Although the book requires rebinding it remains a very rare title, records suggesting it has not appeared at auction since 1981.

Condition
shaken missing two leaves of text.

£750

Offered by Wool House Autographic