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A Comprehensive Analysis of Beauty and Elegance in Dress

This recent acquisition is one of the first English publications on pattern drafting, “rendered plain and easy to the meanest capacity.”

The Taylor’s Complete Guide, or, a Comprehensive Analysis of Beauty and Elegance in Dress, Containing Rules for Cutting out Garments of every kind (London: Allen and West, 15 Paternoster-Row, price 10s 6 d [1796?]). Accession number 21022, in the Beinecke’s Uncatalogued Acquisitions database.