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Grimaldi, Stacey (1790-1863) The Toilet.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
312
Sold for:
$554$450

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Grimaldi, Stacey (1790-1863) The Toilet. London: by the author and sold by Ackermann et al., 1823. Third edition, small square format, illustrated with frontispiece and a series of hand-colored plates with separate flaps meant to be raised to reveal virtuous versions of the articles found on a young lady's vanity: the enchanting mirror (humility), a wash to smooth wrinkles (contentment), an universal beautifier (good humor), matchless ear rings (attention), best white paint (innocence), superior rouge (modesty), a mixture to sweeten the voice (mildness and truth), fine lip salve (cheerfulness), and the late King's eye water (benevolence); contemporary ownership inscription and added Bible verses; binding and sewing perished, all flaps intact and nicely colored, 4 3/4 x 4 in.
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

Bible, Christian ethics, Ethics, Humility, Matchless, Philosophy, Sweeten, Virtue, Wrinkles, London

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