CRINOLINE

[ The Pope and the Crinoline: a satire on the Roman Catholic Church and Victorian women's fashion, printed anastatically. ] The Decline and Fall of [ the crinoline; ladies' hoops ] in The Roman Empire.

Author: 
Cowell's Anastatic Press (S. H. Cowell, proprietor) [ the Roman Catholic Church; Victorian ladies' fashion; the crinoline; Suffolk printing ]
The Decline and Fall of [Hoops]
Publication details: 
Cowell's Anastatic Press, Ipswich. [1860]
£100.00
The Decline and Fall of [Hoops]

An intriguing light satire on women's fashion and the Roman Catholic church, with charming illustrations. It consists of a stitched 4to booklet of 24 leaves, in red printed wraps, with 24 anastatically-printed pages on the rectos of the leaves, each page with illustration and engraved text beneath, numbered at the head in roman numerals, 1-XXIV. (Anastatic printing was a short-lived transfer lithography method for making facsimiles, a forerunner of photocopying.) In fair condition, aged and spotted, somewhat loose in creased worn wraps with spine worn away.

[Victorian satire in form of mock Act of Parliament.] Cap. CCXXXVIII. An Act for the Reform and Regulation of Female Apparel and to Amend and Refrenate the Customs relating to Crinoline and other Artificial Superfluities and the Profusion thereof.

Publication details: 
'This proposed Act is Published by WILLIAM CONEY, 61, Wardour St., Oxford St., London and Sold by all Booksellers. [Session 1859]
£220.00

4pp., folio. Bifolium. On worn and aged paper. Nicely printed, with royal crest at head of first page, above the words 'ANNO VICESIMO SECUNDO & VICESIMO TERTIO | VICTORIAE REGINAE.' The full title reads: 'An Act for the Reform and Regulation of Female Apparel and to Amend and Refrenate the Customs relating to Crinoline and other Artificial Superfluities and the Profusion thereof, with the Powers, Provisions, Clauses, Regulations and Directions, Fines, Forfeitures and Penalties to be observed, applied, practised and put in execution for securing the proper observance of the same.

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