This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...of fashion patronized a chemist named Edward Agar, who lived near the Coffee House. Among his wares in 1 765 wire Royal Cream Wash Balls, ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...of fashion patronized a chemist named Edward Agar, who lived near the Coffee House. Among his wares in 1 765 wire Royal Cream Wash Balls, Imperial ditto marbled, Ditto Cold Cream, or the Royal Cosmetic Beautifying Lotion and " Italian Red for the Ladies, which lives a beautiful florid Colour to the Skin, where Nature is deficient not to be distinguished from the t irak ot Mfs. Pierre Vallete (Maria Jay, 1700-1762), owned by Mrs. Matthew Clarkson. See page 228. Natural Bloom of Youth." About the same time, there was a "Grecian Liquid for changing the hair from any colour to a beautiful black." Hugh Gaine continued to sell similar articles during these years. In 1771, he imported: "The Beautifying Ointment, which was sold by Dr. Constable in Chappie Street, some years ago with great success, in curing all carbuncles, pimples or cutaneous eruptions, rendering the face smooth and of a good colour, may now be had of the Printer hereof: Tis innocent and may be used with great safety by either sex." He also advertised "Lady Molineux's Italian Paste for enamelling the hands and neck of a lovely white," and "The Venetian Paste," which rendered the skin "as soft as velvet," in 1774. The following was a novelty and was doubtless purchased in generous quantities: "Now first imported to North America. The Bloom of Circassia. It is allowed that the Circassians are the most beautiful women in the world. However, they derive not all their charms from nature. A gentleman long resident 'here in the suite of a person of distinction, well-known for his travels thro' Greece, became acquainted with the secret of the Liquid Bloom, extracted from a vegetable, the produce of that Country, in general use there with the...Read Less
Plates. Good+ Hard Cover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Previous owner's ink gift inscription on second ffep, else textblock is clean and mostly tight. rear gutter re-glued after separation of the end papers; binding very rubbed, worn and frayed; 407pp., including index.
Good. Hardcover no dj. First edition copy. --no additional printings and title page with red lettering. Good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings but for former owner's inked name and date 1905 on ffep. No Dust Jacket Clear adhesive used to repair spine head/heel cloth; front and rear hinges repaired and reinforced. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of problems we guarantee full refund. 1902. Hardcover no dj.
Very Good-with no dust jacket. Large Octavo 407 pp; Spine and boards have some edge wear and scuffing, slight spine darkening, and prev owner's nameplate on front pastedown. An attractive book in blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine & cover, top edge gilt with gilt illustration on front, a secure binding, a clean unmarked text. Includes BW photos & illustrations throughout, and index.
Very Good + No Dust Jacket. Pages are clean and bright. previous owners name on ffep. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Binding is square. Spine leans. Boards are clean but worn along edges, spine ends and corners. Top edge gilt.
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