(Crinoline.) LOSACK (Frank)


Its Mysteries & Enormities Unmasked.

Description: pp. 16, 8vo, sewn in original printed wrappers, extracted from a Sammelband (traces of mounting), small stain to upper cover

Publication Details: Published by the Auhtor, [1865]

Notes: An almost, one might say, hysterical, attack, upon the crinoline. The health concerns are reasonable enough ('that fearful mortality which has, for the period of ten years, continued to desolate the homes of all classes'), and as a subject for satire it is pointed out as almost inexhaustible: but the author surpasses himself in the denigration of those members of 'the softer sex' who allow themselves to thus subjected, and in his assertion of the superiority of rational men. A copy found its way into the BL, but otherwise no copy traced. Manuscript corrections to the text, which can only be au...more

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Price: £250

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: [1865]

Stock Number: 64351

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