1869 - Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine, January -December 1869, First Edition
Godey's Lady's Book, a renowned American women's magazine published in the 19th century, stood as a beacon of elegance, culture, and refinement for Victorian-era readers. Founded by Louis A. Godey in 1830, the magazine offered a rich tapestry of content, including literature, fashion plates, needlework patterns, recipes, and articles on domestic life. It gained widespread popularity for its exquisite illustrations and contributions from prominent writers and artists of the time. Notable features included the inclusion of serialized novels by well-known authors, poetry by celebrated poets, and editorials on social and cultural issues. Godey's Lady's Book played a significant role in shaping the tastes and values of its readership, reflecting the ideals and aspirations of American womanhood during the 19th century. Its legacy endures as a testament to the enduring appeal of beauty, sophistication, and femininity in American cultural history.
Three quarter leather. Binding tight. Clean pages. Profusely illustrated; included are actual patterns for women’s fashion, 12 monthly fold-out hand painted fashion color-plates including fold-out black and white fashion plates, embroidery patterns; both hand-colored plates and black and white, engravings, stories, drawing lessons, and much more!
One very special find/ inclusion within this book is a insert of 2 Victorian fabric swatches next to a fold-out fashion plate which appears to be from a previous owner from the past who might have been considering to use the fabric to make one of the dresses shown***
Size: 6 1/4” x 9 1/2”
This is listed at a wonderful price for including all twelve hand-painted fashion plates along with the Victorian fabric pieces, in addition all the other fold-outs and several actual patterns which often have been removed!
Take a step back in time to 1869!