This is the first issue of the first volume (Vol I, no. 1). The volumes run from April to
In this issue, there are two plates and two pages of description. Plate one features figure 1 and 2
and is given no special title. This plate is shown below in greyscale. The description is given below.
|HEAD-DRESS. A turban made of light-blue satin, fringed with gold. The hair
dressed in light curls; the chignon turned up plain, the ends turned back
over the turban, falling down in ringlets; and the side-curls falling easy
on the neck. Three white feathers, the edges cherry-coloured from the top
down to the middle, and a black heron feather placed on the left side in
the turban, to incline forwards. The corset of light-blue
satin, the waist very short and without points, with short sleeves of the
same; over them loose sleeves of crape, or Italian gauze. The necklace,
small gold chains formed in festoons. Gold ear-rings, corresponding with
the necklace. The petticoat of white lawn, with a long train trimmed with
a broad white satin riband at the bottom. The sash of cherry-coloured peeling
satin, tied behind in a double bow, the ends falling as low as the train.
Cherry-coloured satin shoes, with spring heels.
The opera fan mounted on red sticks.
| HEAD-DRESS. The Turk, or crescent cap, made of Italian gauze, turned round the head-piece in
folds, the ends terminating behind, trimmed with a deep silk net fringe,
surrounded with a large border of gold foil, forming a diadem,
in the front two large white feathers, inclining forwards; and on the top
of the crown is placed a large button, set with brilliants, or pearls. The
toupee frizzed in light curls, falling upon the neck and shoulders in ringlets;
and the chignon turned up plain. A round gown of clear lawn, with two narrow
flounce; short and very loose sleeves. A Prussian handkerchief. The sash
of white satin riband, tied behind in a small bow. Pearl ear-rings, and
two strings of small pearls round the neck. White satin shoes.
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