An excellent copy of the First Edition of this comprehensive work on dress and fashion in its relation to health,for women and children with chapters on corsets,foot ware,outdoor dress, exercise clothing etc.including cycling [On Tricyles]The preface points out that previous books have been written for women, by men.."Writing as a woman for women,it has always been my endeavour to point out how clothing may be made as far as possible healthy, without being unfashionable." Original publishers cloth and floral endpapers 8vo.xvi.273pps plus publishers 32pp catalogue dated Oct 1885.Eight inserted plates and 28 text figures.An acknowleged work widely available in various digitised forms the original is scarce.
Author BALLIN, Ada S. [ Lecturer to the National Health Society,etc]
Binding Original publishers cloth
Publisher LONDON: Sampson Low,Marston,Searle, & Rivington. 1885.