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Friday, November 26

Friday Fashion: Fabulous Find

Gentle Readers, What a fabulous find. This link to Letters and fashion plates from the time of Jane Austen from the Priaulx Library. leads to a series of letters that could have been written by a friend of Catherine Morland or Lydia Bennet.

The Priaulx Library's mission is to promote and celebrate Guernsey life, language, history, culture, and literature, and to give access to our unique rare book collection.

Fashion, November 1798
Description of the collection of letters and fashion plate on the library's site:
Some fascinating letters from a young Caroline Guille Le Marchant to her friends in Bath and London, from Edith Carey's Scrapbook, and some contemporary winter ladies costumes for Christmas, from two bound volumes of fashion-plates, entitled in French Figures. The plates are hand-coloured; some are from The Fashions of London and Paris, a monthly magazine that began publication in 1798, published by Richard Phillips.

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