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Small hardcover book "The Toilet" (third edition), published in England in 1821. "Published by the Author and sold by W. Sams, Bookseller to HRH the Duke of York, 1821. Price on the back cover: "4s. 6d. Coloured" (cheaper if "plain"). measures 5.375" x 4.25"
E.g., toilette and beauty advice.
Nameplate inside: Josephine Etting.
Contains odd messages about proper use of beauty products for young women, with colored illustrations (pasted in) of each product, but no actual description or identification for each (just a few lines of poetry). Dedicated by the author to Charlotte, Anna, Caroline, Ellen, Isabella and Emma. It begins "My Dear Young Friends, I request your acceptance of a few appendages to your TOILET, of extreme beauty and value, though some of them may be at variance with modern fashions. They are all of British manufacture; foreign articles, of a like description, being very inferior in quality, although to a casual observer they may appear the same; the latter, however, will not wear well, whilst the former will daily improve by use."
Contents (that is, the illustrations): "The Enchanting Mirror," "A wash to smooth Wrinkles," "An universal Beautifier," "Matchless Ear Rings," "Best White Paint," "Superior Rouge," "A mixture to Sweeten the Voice," "Fine Lip Salve," "The late King's Eye Water."
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|