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SOLD - French edition of a Dean & Son* Movable Dress Book - Rose Merton

Book Rose merton . Dean & Son dress book in french
Opulent Dean & Son Dress Book - Rose Merton - 6 dress plates with 1 being movable!

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The FRENCH version of DEAN’S NEW DRESS BOOK. Rose Merton the Little Orphan.London: Dean & Son

Title of book for sale: LIVRE DE TOILETTE. ROSE MERTON. La petite orpheline.

Paris (3, rue du Grand-Chantier) : Guérin-Muller & Cie : [ca 1867] (Londres) : Deane et fils [1]

Small folio, [25.4 x 17.8 cm] 8 pages

Good condition - see photos. All part present. First movable has had the pinwheel restored and works carefully. All clothing original. Original binding intact.

Beautiful Movable Dress book.There are six hand-colored full-page illustrations with a variety of luxurious mounted fabrics. The 1st one is a movable.

Book recounts Rose Merton's adventures with the gypsies, and the six hand-colored illustrations of Rose show her clothed in dresses made of actual bright fabrics.

Collectors Corner:
It is interesting to note that in old advertisements for this book Dean & Son referred to it as ‘The History of a Young Lady that was Stolen by Gypsies. They also touted it as" Equal to a gift of Six Dressed Dolls"

The 1860 ad states:

First dressed figure, the Little Girl tempted by the Gipsy.
Second dressed figure, the Little Girl as dressed when stolen by the Gipsy.
Third dressed figure, the Little Girl when with the Farmer.
Fourth dressed figure, the Little Girl going to Market.
Fifth dressed figure, the Little Girl when at Lady's house on a visit.
Sixth dressed figure, the Little Girl when returned home to Aunt and Friends.


Product Code: D-17
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